Important and large bronze and ivory elephant Okimono of the Tokyo school representing a child feeding a small chick.
Exceptional for its size and rarity of subject, the kimono is entirely in bronze with a dark patina and enhances the light ebony part of the bare feet, the hands with the caterpillar and the chick, together with the beauty of the face with its careful expression in the moment of maximum shrewdness, a second before feeding the little chick with the beak open. He holds a stick to simulate bamboo with his right arm.
Hiroko signature with engraving on the base.
Weight 5 kg
In very good condition- natural veining of the ivory - see photos.
The lot will be carefully packaged 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 regulations 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 upon request.
This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.
- Bronze patiné, Ivoire d’éléphant
- Période Meiji (1868–1912)
- Région/Pays d’origine
- Titre de l’œuvre d’art
- Important and large - Child feeding a small chick - Tokyo school - Signed Hiroko
- Très bon état, voir la description
- 47×19×20 cm