Categories: Okimono (29)
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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
Wood Okimono of a Tiger
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
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
Boxwood Covered Box Carved as a Cucumber
Boxwood Covered Box Carved as a Cucumber
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A finely sculpted boxwood covered box formed as a cucumber, its scrolling tendrils and leaves naturalistically modeled. (Cucumbers in Japanese folklore are associated with the mythical river sprites called kappa. It is said that a kappa’s favorite food is the cucumber.) This graceful cucumber-shaped box is in very good condition; wear commensurate with age and usage. Length: 9.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Bronze Okimono of a Puppy
Bronze Okimono of a Puppy
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An excellent bronze and gilt study of a reclining puppy resting his paw upon a bale of twigs, several still in his mouth. The remarkable execution of this adorable piece, the soulful facial expression in its gilt eyes, the realistic rendering of the animal’s fur and the perfectly accurate delineation of the puppy’s nether side, speaks of bronze okimono at its best. Yoshimasa’s engraved signature on base. Width: 6”, length: 6” Meiji Period, Japan
Jizai Okimono of a Dragon
Jizai Okimono of a Dragon
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A jizai okimono of a dragon with inlaid eyes carved of lacquered and exquisitely toned wood. The body fully articulates, resulting in a sculpture with life-like movements, its jaw and tongue also articulated. This okimono is in marvelous condition and will make an impactful contribution to any home or office. Length: 18.75” Meiji Period, Japan
Articulated Bronze Crab
Articulated Bronze Crab
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A bronze and copper-patinated jizai okimono of an eight-footed crab. Its body exhibits meticulous detailing - resembling an actual crab's hard and textured surface. The carapace and facial features of the creature are sculpted and wonderfully patinated.This naturalistically articulated crab is in excellent condition. Width: 8" Meiji Period, Japan
Gold-Lacquer and Wood Figure of Kwan Yu
Gold-Lacquer and Wood Figure of Kwan Yu
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A wood and gold lacquer okimono of the great Chinese warrior Kwan Yu, his robes billowing, halberd in hand. Greek fret details on shoulder plate and belt carefully carved, the robes with gold-lacquered rondels of stylized dragons, ho-o birds and butterflies. Gold-lacquered signature Dai Nihon Koun saku on reverse. This marvelous lacquered-wood sculpture is in great condition with minimal wear. Height: 13.25" Meiji Period, Japan
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