Rare wood and ivory okimono depicting a child riding an ox with a rucksack on the shoulders, guiding it with an intertwined band in metal (imitating rope), with a basket of fruits and vegetables on the side.
Large single block wooden ox with ivory eyes.
For a similar specimen see "Japanese decorative sculptures of the Meiji Period" Barry Davies Oriental Art.
Good condition - the right horn has been restored - the left ear and horn are glued - the child's right big toe has been restored - see photo
The lot will be carefully packed 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 Milan Chamber of Commerce (number: 2617), which will be sent with the lot.
Copy of Certificate of Antiquity compliant with the international CITES rules drawn up by the CE.S.AR Archaeometric Study Centre based in London, Milan and Rome, together with the item. The original is only available on request.
This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.
- Elephant ivory, Inlaid metal, Wood
- Meiji period (1868-1912)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Raro soggetto - Bambino seduto su un grande bue - Scuola di Tokyo - Esempio simile pubblicato
- Good condition, see description
- 21×23×12 cm