Categories: Okimono (39)
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Ivory Okimono of Two Frolicking Boys
Ivory Okimono of Two Frolicking Boys
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A charming Tokyo School ivory okimono carved naturalistically as two frolicking youngsters, their marvelously-woven fruit basket upended, the contents scattered. Todo Koku signature with kao on base. This fine ivory sculpture is in very good condition with only a few minor hair lines, commensurate with age. Height: 5”, length: 5.5” Meiji Period, Japan
Ivory Okimono of Gama Sennin
Ivory Okimono of Gama Sennin
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A 19th Century ivory okimono sculpted as the mythical Gama Sennin who received immortality from a magical, three-legged toad. On this whimsically carved sculpture, the beaming Sennin, eyes double-inlaid with horn and jet, gathers three toad-attributes to his body while two delighted children, eyes inlaid with jet, cling to his swirling garments. With great artistry, the carver portrays a charming, three-dimensional scene of companionship and joy. This ivory okimono is in very good conditio... Click for details
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
Ivory Okimono of Yasumasa and Yasusuke
Ivory Okimono of Yasumasa and Yasusuke
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A superbly carved ivory okimono of Yasumasa and his envious brother, Yasusuke, modeled with infinite care defining each character’s individual expression and movement. (According to Henri Joly in “Legend in Japanese Art,” ... “once he attacked his own brother [Yasumasa], but the latter was unconcernedly playing the flute, and the melody so captivated Yasusuke that he desisted from his evil intention…”) Fine modeling characterizes this piece. Even the space between the figures is full of suspen... Click for details
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
A pair of Ivory Okimono as Cow and Bull
A pair of Ivory Okimono as Cow and Bull
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A realistically rendered pair of ivory okimono individually carved as a cow and bull shows remarkable attention to detail. Both are displayed on textured terrain to provide natural settings, thus enhancing the imagery of this charming duo. Overall, a splendid couple for the collector of natural subjects. These sculptures are in excellent condition with no scratches, chips or restoration. Yoshimi saku, incised signature, can be found on both bases. Lengths: 3.25”, height (cow): 3”, height: (b... Click for details
Ivory Okimono of a Fisherman and Two Boys
Ivory Okimono of a Fisherman and Two Boys
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A marvelously carved ivory sculpture of a fisherman with cormorant watching as his two boys try to release themselves from the tentacles of an powerful octopus. This ivory okimono is in very good condition with only a minor separation on the father’s toe. Otherwise, this is a charming, fascinating ivory sculpture. Incised signature on base reads Shinzan. Height: 4” 19th Century, Japan
Ivory Okimono of Kiyohime and Anchin
Ivory Okimono of Kiyohime and Anchin
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A wonderful automatized ivory okimono of the legend of ill-fated Anchin, a Buddhist monk, who unluckily falls victim to Kiyohime’s obsessive passion. The monk’s unwillingness to succumb to her advances turned Kiyohime into a vengeful dragon trapping Anchin under a temple bell. Atop the bell, demon-like Kiyohime torments Anchin by striking the bell with a mallet. Anchin’s revolving face in this sculpture depicts five faces of anguish. This ivory okimono is rendered with extensive ink detailing ... Click for details
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
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