A Large Japanese Carved Ivory Okimono. 19th Century. Edo/Meiji Period. C.1860.The figure of a peasant farmer is very well carved with all details realistically rendered. The farmer with seed basket walks sowing as he goes. Signature illegible. Minor old damage to basket. H.240mm.please note that we cannot ship ivory out of the New Zealand, so it must be shipped to someone within the New Zealand .
Width 65cm, 86cm long.
Ivory teeth,glass eyes, translucent skin and genuine hair, over a carved wooden base, this is a true work of art.
For more information on Iki-ningyo see the book Japanese Dolls, The Fascinating World of Ningyo by Alan Scott Pate (2007).
Ukiyo-e by Hiroshige (1797-1858):Japanese painter and printmaker, known especially for his landscape prints. The last great figure of the Ukiyo-e, or popular, school of printmaking, he transmuted everyday landscapes into intimate, lyrical scenes that made him even more successful than his contemporary, Hokusai.
Ando Hiroshige was born in Edo (now Tokyo) and at first, like his father, was a fire warden. The prints of Hokusai are said to have first kindled in him the desire to become an artist, ...click for details