Okimono, Sculpture - Elephant ivory - Tokyo school - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Exceptional okimono sculpted from a single block of ivory, depicting an awabi fisher-girl along with a hunter coming back from a hunt with the prey he has just caught, a large bow and quiver containing his arrows on his shoulders, along with a wakizashi and his hat. An intricately-sculpted sculpture, in excellent condition despite the many details, like the thin bow with rope wrapped around it. Finely carved clothing.
In excellent condition - no restorations, damage or breaks - ivory of superior quality, see photos.
The lot will be carefully packaged and shipped via courier, including insurance cover.
Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (no. 2617), which will be shipped with the lot.
This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.
- Okimono, Sculpture
- Elephant ivory
- Meiji period (1868-1912)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Scuola di Tokyo
- Very good condition, see description
- 18×10×8 cm