Rare and spectacular okimono with ambered patina depicting a sage (probably Daruma) who, seated, supports with one hand a Buddhist temple dedicated to the goddess Ben-ten.
The temple (which can be opened) is surmounted by a coiled dragon. Refined quality of the carving and great expressive power of Daruma that expresses the effort made with tense muscles and a grimace.
Signed under the base.
In excellent overall condition with veining and wear consistent with age.
Minimal traces of glue on the base of the temple.
Japanese item from the Meiji period.
The Item was produced prior to 1947, and is therefore in compliance with the European Union regulations on ivory trade.
The item comes with a certificate of authenticity that will be sent to the buyer.
Very important note for customers outside the EU:
This item cannot be sold outside the EU.
This item CANNOT be sold outside the EU.
- Elephant ivory
- Meiji period (1868-1912)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Very good condition, see description
- 29×8×6.5 cm