Okimono - Elephant ivory - Father and son - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Description
Okimono - Elephant ivory - Father and son - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Very good condition, see description - 12.5×5×2.8 cm

Description

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.

Datation

Late 19th Century - C. 1880

Signature

None

height 8, length 7,3 depth 4,2

Condition

Good global condition some small tiny chips visible on pictures see pictures for details

Provenance:

Luxembourg private collection

Lot details
Object
Okimono
Material
Elephant ivory
Period
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
Father and son
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
12.5×5×2.8 cm
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