This charming okimono represents two characters, most probably father and son.
The father is standing, holding in his right hand a lotus flower, in his left hand a basket.
The son is sitting in front of him, playing a drum and holding an Oni mask in front of him.
The characters seem to be singing or shouting, performing or trying to attract the attention of passersby.
The composition is very well balanced, while exuding energy and movement. The expression of the Oni mask extremely well rendered, with its inlaid eyes.
Late 19th Century - C. 1880
height 8, length 7,3 depth 4,2
Good global condition some small tiny chips visible on pictures see pictures for details
Luxembourg private collection
- Elephant ivory
- Meiji period (1868-1912)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Title of artwork
- Father and son
- Very good condition, see description
- 12.5×5×2.8 cm