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Fine Antique Meiji Ivory Carving Statue Man Monkey c 1890

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1920: Item # 1286857

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Featuring a fine Japanese Meiji carving of monkey trainer with monkey on his shoulder peering through a hoop. The man is holding a piece of fruit for which the monkey is reaching. The features of the man are well carved as is the entire piece. The patina is fine and rich which is found on older pieces. The ivory grains are well defined. Dates circa 1890. Dimensions: 6.25" tall x 2.5" wide at base and 2 1/8" deep at base. Weight approximately 11 ounces. Signed with an inlaid red lacquer seal which is found on finer pieces. Dates circa 1890. The condition is very good with no missing pieces or chips. There is a hairline age crack as seen in the photo on the left side of the man's face. Ivory often develops this sort of crack from age. Also, as seen in the greatly magnified photos, it appears that there may have been an old, very well done repair(only noticeable in the highly magnified photos), where the hoop is attached, or, more likely, it was made this way. Never-the-less, neither of these imperfections detract from the overall beauty of the carving and are not noticeable nor objectionable and the piece displays very well. Postage/insurance extra. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back providing item returned within 3 days of receipt, in sent condition and the way item was packed/shipped. Sales tax charged if sold in New York state unless valid tax number and resale form provided.