Curious okimono in elephant ivory carved from a single block and depicting a person preparing the miso with large baton and bowl, surrounded by a family of Tengu, each of which wearing a kimono. While the two larger ones are dancing, the small one is waiting for the man, who seems lost in thought, to finish preparing the dish.
Sculpted from a single block with very fine quality details and complicated craftsmanship to the innermost detail, with a surprising entertaining and humorous scene.
Excellent condition - Tengu hand restored - see photos
The Tengu (天狗) are a type of mythical creature of Japanese folklore.
They can transform into animals or human beings, even though they generally maintain some features of their aspect, such as an especially long nose or a constitution similar to a bird as is the case in this depiction.
The lot will be carefully packaged and shipped within 1 or at most 2 business days from the day of payment. The shipping price includes delivery via UPS, TNT, DHL or SDA courier (depending on destination address) with full insurance and professional packaging.
Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with the Milan Chamber of Commerce (number: 2617), which will be sent with the lot.
Included with the item is a copy of the certificate of antiquity conforming with the international CITES regulations, issued by CESAR, a centre of Archeometric studies with offices in London, Milan and Rome. The original is only available upon request.
This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.
- Marfil de elefante
- Periodo Meiji (1868 -1912)
- Región / País de origen
- Título de la obra de arte
- Uomo che prepara una zuppa miso circondato da una famiglia di Tengu
- Estado muy bueno, ver descripción
- 7×7×6 cm