Okimono, Sculpture - Coral, Elephant ivory, Mother of pearl - Shibayama - Bishamonten - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Description
Okimono, Sculpture - Coral, Elephant ivory, Mother of pearl - Shibayama - Bishamonten - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Very good condition, see description - 21×6×5 cm

Extraordinary sculpture in single block of ivory with inlays in mother of pearl and coral in shibayama technique.
Bishamonten, one of the Shichi-fuku-jin ("Seven Gods of Fortune"). He's identified as the Buddhist guardian of the North. He's always shown wearing full armour, with a lance and miniature pagoda. He protects the just and is the Buddhist patron of warriors. Signed Kunisa on red lacquer.
Excellent condition - no restorations, defects or breakages - see photos.

The lot will be carefully packed and shipped within 1 or at most 2 working days from the day of payment. The shipping price includes the delivery via UPS, TNT, DHL or SDA courier (according to lot destination) with full insurance and professional packaging.

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.

Lot details
Object
Okimono, Sculpture
Technique
Engraved
Material
Coral, Elephant ivory, Mother of pearl
Period
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Title of artwork
Shibayama - Bishamonten
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
21×6×5 cm
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