A Tokyo School bronze okimono of a boy and four geese By Izumi Seijo (1865-1937) for the Kaneda Company, Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century

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Lot 228
A Tokyo School bronze okimono of a boy and four geese
By Izumi Seijo (1865-1937) for the Kaneda Company, Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,000 - 7,600
A Tokyo School bronze okimono of a boy and four geese
By Izumi Seijo (1865-1937) for the Kaneda Company, Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century
The young boy poised at one end of the rustic plank bridge wearing a loosely tied coat, herding the four geese, one with its wings flapping and losing its balance, signed on the underside with chiselled characters Tokyo Kaneda sei (Manufactured by Kaneda of Tokyo) with an impressed seal Izumi Seijo iru (Cast by Izumi Seijo) with a kao.
18cm x 57.2cm (23¼in) long.

Footnotes

  • Izumi Seijo was a noted bronze caster working in Tokyo. Examples of his sculpture are in the Japanese Imperial Collections, the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. For a pair of chickens by the artist see Kindai Nippon chokoku no itchoryu: Hoshu dentoha no eiko (Modern Japanese Sculpture: The Glory of the Conservative Traditional School), Tokyo, Sannomaru Shozokan (Museum of the Imperial Collections), 1996, p.58.
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