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Japanese Antique Wooden Plaque with Mixed Metal Monkeys
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Japanese Antique Wooden Plaque with Mixed Metal Monkeys

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1147359
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Antique Japanese keyaki (elm) wood plaque inlaid with a mixed metal scene of two monkeys, A large monkey dressed in a happi coat sits on a branch of a blossoming peony plant, in one hand he holds a lotus blossom on a long stem at the top of which another tiny monkey hangs on like a flag; both monkeys are beautifully detailed down to their silver hair and whimsical expressions; the peony plant also is beautifully rendered with mottled leaves and golden blossoms; two cartouche signature also in mixed metal: Katsu-Toshi (Sho-ju), the second reads : Shosenshi. Meiji Period. Total size (including modern frame): 39" high x 24 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" deep.