Categories: Okimono (26)
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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
Silvered Bronze Jizai Okimono of a Crab
Silvered Bronze Jizai Okimono of a Crab
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In the tradition of jizai okimono, this silvered bronze crab features naturalistically articulated legs, pincers and gilt eyes. Chiseled and etched detailing for its extremities and carapace heighten the powerful realism of the piece. This marvelous jizai is in excellent condition with minimal wear. Length: 8" Meiji Period, Japan
Wood And Lacquer Okimono of Waves
Wood And Lacquer Okimono of Waves
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A carved wood and gold lacquer okimono of rockwork with chidori (sparrows) worked in gold and silver takamaki-e flying above a raging sea. Waves clash against cavernous cliffs sending spume and two glass tama high above the wave crests. (The tama (tide-controlling jewel associated with the Dragon King of the Sea) complete Japan's beloved theme of endurance and strength-represented by the chidori's perilous migration.) This okimono is in good condition with only some wear consistent with age ... Click for details
Wood Okimono Of Puppies
Wood Okimono Of Puppies
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A naturalistically carved and incised wood okimono of two Akita puppies at play, their fur, ears and features beautifully delineated. The communication between the two is evidenced by their position, the one atop causing surprise in the wide eyes and open mouth of his playmate - the expressions and carving technique defining the charm of the sculpture. The bottom of the piece is carved with great realism, in the same style as the puppies, the wood graining and natural, warm wood tones ... Click for details
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