Okimono - Elephant ivory - Geisha playing the Shamisen - Akikazu 明一 signature - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Elephant ivory okimono, depicting a Geisha playing the shamisen (Japanese three-stringed musical instrument). During the late Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji period, this instrument became very popular among geishas and maiko. To this day, playing the shamisen is considered one of the fundamental skills a young geisha must perfect; mastery of the notoriously difficult shamisen is considered vital for any accomplished geisha.
In excellent condition
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.
Along with the item is a copy of the certificate of antiquity conforming with the international CITES regulations, issued by CESAR, a centre of Archeometric studies with offices in London, Milan and Rome. The original is only available upon request.
This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.
- Elefante de Marfim
- Período Meiji (1868 - 1912)
- Região/País de origem
- Título da obra de arte
- Geisha che suona il Shamisen - Firmato Akikazu 明一
- Muito bom estado, veja descrição
- 19×8×4 cm