Categories: Okimono (27)
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Japanese Bamoob Ikebana Basket with Rootwood Handle
Japanese Articulated Okimono of a Crab
Japanese Articulated Okimono of a Crab
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An articulated bronze sculpture of a crab, its incised work and modeling naturalistically rendered. These unbelievable moveable sculptures, in great demand during Meiji times are still heralded today as marvels in Japanese ingenuity. This bronze crab, an excellent version of the genre, is in very good condition with all moving parts intact. Width: 7.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Okimono of Three Puppies
Japanese Okimono of Three Puppies
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A charming and delightful Japanese wood okimono of three puppies with playful expressions, their fur expertly incised, their eyes inlaid with amber. Length: 6.75” Meiji Period, Japan This wood okimono is in excellent condition.
Japanese Wood Okimono of a Toad
Japanese Wood Okimono of a Toad
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This is a boxwood okimono formed as a toad. The small sculpture exhibits extensive carving with careful attention to the toad's musculature and inlaid-horn eyes. The signature of the master, Masanao, is carved on the base. This okimono is in excellent condition with no cracks or restoration. Length: 3.5" Meiji Period, Japan
Japanese Silver Okimono of Rabbits with Glass Ball Moon
Japanese Silver Okimono of Rabbits with Glass Ball Moon
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Crafted in silver, this lovely okimono shows three standing rabbits rendered with fine incised work and holding a glass ball "moon."(Part of the zodiac, rabbits in Japanese art often relate to the charming folk tale of the rabbit offering to sacrifice itself as lunch for an old man resting in a forest. The old man, a disguised god, refuses, of course, and for eternity the noble, selfless rabbit is seen against the moon in every kind of Japanese art.) This okimono is in excellent condition with n... Click for details
Japanese Wood Okimono of a Tiger
Japanese Wood Okimono of a Tiger
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A large stained boxwood okimono of a seated, snarling tiger, his upper body sustained by two robust front paws. This classic representation of the beautiful beast is finely striped and glares with inlaid eyes. It is in excellent condition with expected minor surface wear commensurate with age. Height: 7”, Length: 10.75” Late Edo period, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Baby Monkey
Wood Netsuke of a Baby Monkey
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An exquisite, stained wooden netsuke of a rare subject – a seated baby monkey finely carved with incised fur, sucking on his thumb. This most unusual netsuke emphasizes the subject’s position - portraying the precious baby monkey as it tucks its paw underneath him, his little legs folded for extra comfort. Double inlaid amber eyes and natural himotoshi for added effect. Excellent patina and condition. Height: 1.5” 19th Century, Japan
Wood Okimono of a Macaque Family
Wood Okimono of a Macaque Family
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A remarkable stained boxwood okimono of a macaque family. The female holds a persimmon, still on its branch, away from her youngsters’ reach. This sculpture, by a noted Edo Period carver, uses multiple carving techniques and realistic doubly-inlaid eyes. Hokyudo Itsumin (1830-67) signature on base. Itsumin was a recognized mid-19th Century carver of both wood and ivory. He mainly produced figures and animals. Height: 3.75” Mid-19th Century, Japan
Silver and Gilt Okimono of Daikoku
Silver and Gilt Okimono of Daikoku
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A delightful silver and gilt okimono of Daikoku in traditional garb, mallet in hand. Smiling happily with one hand upon his knee, he sits upon a silver-lined, hinged box sculpt as a large gilt, rice bale. (Considered the god of wealth and one of the Seven Gods of Good Luck, Daikoku is also associated with the rice bale - a symbol of plenitude - and the rat, his attribute, also depicted with rice bales, another indicator of wealth.) This fine multi-metal okimono is in excellent condition. Height... Click for details
Wooden Plaque with Boxwoods Masks of the 16 Rakans
Wooden Plaque with Boxwoods Masks of the 16 Rakans
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An oval, black-lacquered wooden plaque decorated with carved boxwood masks of the 16 Rakans (attendants to Buddha), gold-lacquered descriptions on the sides. Each face is carved with great detail and expression as seen in typical depictions of these religious ascetics. Though each face is rendered with a different expression, all share similar characteristics: the shaven heads, aged faces with long eyebrows, large ears and individually carved facial features. This fine plaque is in very good co... Click for details
Wood Okimono of a Karako Fishing for Koi
Wood Okimono of a Karako Fishing for Koi
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A charming carved- wood okimono in the form of a barrel filled with koi. Bent over its lid, a karako (Chinese boy) is intent upon extracting a carp from the interior, the latter inlaid with mother-of-pearl. This unusual carving boasts extensive and intricate detailing on the karako’s robes and on the drum slung upon his back. The cover opens to reveal a compartment for storage. This imaginative box in the style of an okimono is in excellent condition. Height: 8” Meiji Period, Japan
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