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Sugata-ishi suiseki


Sugata-ishi suiseki


Sugata-ishi suiseki


Sugata-ishi suiseki


Sugata-ishi suiseki


Sugata-ishi suiseki


Sugata-ishi suiseki


Sugata-ishi suiseki

SUISEKI - Item # 1304
SUGATA - ISHI, MONKEY


Origin: Japan. Collection origin undetermined.
Size: 9.5 x 16 x 7 cm (w x h x d)
Daiza: Carved in Japan from softwood. The design is an older style with tall feet/legs.
Storage Box: Made of Kiri wood (Paulownia) and used to store and protect the stone when not on display. The wood has darkened nicely with age and time, and is an indication of how long this stone has been cherished as a suiseki.
Written on the outside of the sliding lid, from right to left, is
"Ten'nen seki", which means natural stone and "Saru ishi", which means "Monkey stone"
Comments: A very appealing Sugata-ishi in the form of a seated monkey, with leg bent in a resting position, gazing to the right and cradling her young in her arms.
This suiseki dates from the mid 20th century.
Price: 340 (GBP), including worldwide air shipment.

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