Exceptional tusk carved in bas-relief with two macaques sitting on a trunk while playing with a giant grasshopper, one of the two very fearful, holding firmly to the trunk and keeping his distance, the other consciously looking at the grasshopper with attention, it could almost become an excellent snack .
Carving quality of the highest level, from the hair to the flowers, to the branches, to the trunk, to the expressions of the two macaques, with an extraordinary ivory patina.
Original wooden base, entirely carved.
Square Masayoshi signature engraved on the side.
In very good condition.
The lot will be carefully packed and shipped within 1 or at most 2 business days from the day of payment. The shipping price includes delivery via UPS, TNT, DHL or SDA courier (depending on destination address) with full insurance and professional packaging.
Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (number: 2617), which will be sent with the lot.
Copy of Certificate of Antiquity compliant with the international CITES rules drawn up by the CE.S.AR Archaeometric Study Centre based in London, Milan and Rome, together with the item. The original is only available on request.
This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.
- Elephant ivory
- Meiji period (1868-1912)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Qualità museale - Zanna su base in legno - Scimmie in gioco con cavalletta - Firmata Masayoshi
- Very good condition, see description
- 29×47×21 cm