Project Description

Stag Antler Musozutsu by Ishikawa Rensai (Active 1870-1900) 

Well carved with a pair of oshidori, one swimming, the other standing on a bank with reeds; the cord attachment is carved as two intertwined branches of reishi fungus, creating an altogether auspicious ensemble

Signed with seal: Ren. Tokyo, circa 1870

21.6 cm


W.W. Winkworth, London (1965)

E.A. Wrangham (no. 593)


Illustrated exhibition catalogue,

London, Contrasting Styles, 1980, p. 65, no. 133

Bonhams London, Wrangham Collection Part II, 10th May 2011, lot 154