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Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory (6)

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Japanese Carved Ivory Taoist Immortal, Meiji

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1173249 (stock# 472)

Japanese Carved Ivory Taoist Immortal, Meiji
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561-575-6868


$165 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's antique ivory carving is the figure of the Taoist immortal, 'Ramsaikwa' (known as Lan Ts'an-ho in Chinese), wearing her mugwort leaves skirt and carrying her characteristic attribute of a basket of flowers.[200A, 191B, 33C] She represents a Taoist immortal, possibly the least well-documented but best known for her basket of flowers, a Taoist attribute.[86D, 73E] One story claims Ramsaikwa to have been a weird woman dressed in tattered clothing and le ...click for details


Carved Japanese Ivory 'In' (or Seal) of Karo Shi-shi

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1172076 (stock# 465AOG)

Carved Japanese Ivory 'In' (or Seal) of Karo Shi-shi
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$185 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's Japanese ivory seal, called an 'in', probably from the Meiji Period, depicts a Karo Shi-shi, or Chinese lion, standing on a platform, the bottom of which is a seal.[120A, 120B] It seems likely that the well known Japanese sagemono, the inro, was first used in the 7th Century as a seal case, as its name implies, and only later developed into a portable medicine case.[120A] Japanese seals are usually made of ivory or hard wood and bear the name of the per ...click for details


Antique Carved Ivory Samurai in Armor

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1168038 (stock# 448AOG)

Antique Carved Ivory Samurai in Armor
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$2400 

The Art and Orchid Gallery's large Japanese ivory carving depicts a samurai warrior standing with his 'wakizashi' (small sword in Japanese) probably as an Imperial guard.[120A, 25B] The wakizashi has a jooi head handle and is within an incised, inked scabbard. The hand carved figure is made of deep relief lattice work. The chain mail armor is incised with ink detail. The armor also contains pierced rivets, shaped wrought plates and a monster mask plate connector.[113C] Our samurai ...click for details


Pair Japanese Carved Ivory Birds on Flowering Cherry

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1166643 (stock# 441AOG)

Pair Japanese Carved Ivory  Birds on Flowering Cherry
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$4250 for Pair 

The Art and Orchid Gallery is pleased to offer this very finely carved tall, elegant pair of Japanese ivory carvings of the Meiji Period. They are a matched pair of 'Ho-o birds' ( which the Chinese call Feng-hwang) perched atop blooming cherry trees.[42A, 191B] They are both names associated with the imaginary creature, the Phoenix, which was first described in Chinese writings about the time of Confucius.[159C] The Ho-o birds, or Feng-hwang, are described with every benevolent quality a ...click for details


Ivory Carved Fisherman w Incised Artist Mark

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1166483 (stock# 437AOG)

Ivory Carved Fisherman w Incised Artist Mark
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The Art and Orchid Gallery
561-575-6868


$325 

The Art and Orchid Gallery is offering a mid-Meiji Period Japanese Ivory carving of a fisherman and his catch. It has all simple carved lines and modeling of the mid-Meiji artists before the elaborate incising, reticulating, sectional and stained larger figures were made for Western taste.[113A] The smiling fisherman wears a plain robe with incised sash, a girdle, or obi, and two 'sagemono' (belt attachments), probably tobacco pouches.[120B] The only other incising is the hair, pants a ...click for details


Pair of Japanese Ivory Carved Uma on Stands

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1920   item# 1166112 (stock# 438AOG)

Pair of Japanese Ivory Carved Uma on Stands
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561-575-6868


$495 

The Art and orchid Gallery is selling a matched pair of okimonos on custom carved wooden stands. The Japanese ivory running horse (uma, in Japanese) carvings exhibit the usual skillful techniques and clever modeling that made their netsukes so popular in the West after exhibiting them in the World Wide Fair during the 19th Century.[191A, 113B] The horse is not indigenous to Japan but excavations of clay uma models are found in B.C. Times.[191A] This pair have a glossy, high polish patina sheen, ...click for details

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