A Japanese Bronze Tokyo Okimono Of Boys Wrestling- Izumi Seijo

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As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this Meiji period 1868-1912 , Tokyo school bronze okimono of two boys playfully wrestling, this captivating study has been cast by the highly regarded and well recorded Tokyo school artist, Izumi Seijo (1865-1937) , on this occasion working on commission for the Kaneda company. Seijo has used an oval bronze base as a platform to cast and sculpt a couple of young lads playfully wrestling with each other, the facial expressions tell a tale of joyous determination as to who will topple first, each character finished in exceptional detail as you might expect from an artist who’s finest works are now housed in noted collections and museums throughout the world. This heavy quality okimono group is artist sealed Izumi Seijo iru (cast by Izumi Seijo ) to the base, and further inscribed Tokyo Kaneda Sei ( manufactured by Kaneda of Tokyo) to the edge of the base. A fine quality addition to your Japanese Okimono or metalwork collection.
Literature : 

Izumi Seijo (1865-1937 ) was a highly skilled bronze caster working in Tokyo during the Meiji Taisho era, examples of his sculpture are housed in the Japanese Imperial Collections, the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford among other notable collections, in our sold archive you will find a pair of mixed metal Carp on a black lacquer base also by this artist.

Condition report : 

Fine condition throughout.

Approximate Sizes : 

Height : 15 3/8″  39 cm

Width : 12 3/4″  35 cm

Depth :  9″           23 cm

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