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

Provenance: 

W.W. Winkworth, London (1965)

E.A. Wrangham (no. 593)

Literature: 

Illustrated exhibition catalogue,

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

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

MR2439