Wonderful antique Japanese okimono of the mythical characters Ashinaga and Tenaga. The two friends live on the beach and survive on fish. Tenaga catches them with his long arms while sitting on the back of Ashinaga who wades out into the water with his long legs. Carved with great detail and whimsy out of boxwood. Meiji Period (1868-1912).
Size: 14 1/4" high x 4 3/4" wide
Meiji Period, 1868-1912
Height: 22 inches
Diameter: (at base) 9 1/2 inches
A large and charming bronze sculpture of a young boy standing, a large ring hanging from his right forearm, looking down at a dog seated at his feet. Signed on the base in cursive signature "masa... to" (Made by Masa...)
Beautiful boxwood okimono of dove. Feathers and feet are naturalistically rendered and delightful carved details all over. In excellent condition. Signed Ryoshun.
Age: Meiji Period (c1900). Size: 3.875" height x 9" length.
Japanese box made of boxwood carved in the shape of a giant clam shell upon which sits an arhat. His robes are beautifully decorated with gold maki-e lacquer. He holds a sharp tool as if he may attempt to open the enormous shell. Meiji Period (1868-1912).
Large Japanese Okimono Sculpture of Jurōjin, God of Longevity with
a turtle, also a symbol of long life, and a young boy representing the beginning of life.
Exquisitely carved from one piece of boxwood with a beautiful, rich patina. 15.75 inches, 40 cm. In Japan, Jurōjin is one of the Daoist Seven Gods of Fortune, or Shichifukujin. He is the God of Longevity. Jurōjin originated
from the Chinese Daoist god, the Old Man of the South Pole...
Length: 57cm (22.8 in)
Height: 38cm (15.2 in)
Width: 18cm (7.5 in) ear to ear
Weight: 6.5kg (14 lb)
Wonderful large Meiji bronze elephant; very good casting with ivory tusks; marked on the belly; good patina and condition
A very attractive and rare Pair of Mandarin Ducks OSHIDORI made of slightly modified and patinated root wood. The male wIth raised head and the female looking at the ground after food. Meiji, c. 1880/1900. H 16 cm, L 25 cm. Mandarine ducks are symbol of long life fidelity as they stay together forever. It comes with inscribed Storage Box Tomobako. Condition: Excellent
Japanese carved boxwood large Okimono, Mino-Kame turtle. Late 19th Century, Meiji Period. Mino (straw raincoat) Kame (turtle/tortoise) are named as such because Japanese believe the turtle lives such a long time that they grow algae on their on their shells, symbolizing longevity. A magnificent carving made of a single block of fine boxwood, showing amazing details and a beautiful wood grain throughout this masterpiece. 18 x 8.5 x 4 inches, 45.75 x 21.5 x 10 cm.
Antique Japanese boxwood okimono carving of Shoki, the Demon Queller, commander of evil spirits and beings, shown holding onto a small demonic figure by the wrist. He is a popular figure in the household as a guardian. Intricately carved details apparent all throughout. Signature on foot reads "Sei Gyoku". Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 6.5" H x 3.5" L x 3" D
A whimsical boxwood carving of a fisherman with look of shock on his face as an octopus crawls out of his basket and onto his head and shoulders. The extreme care and detail of this piece along with the amusing expressions make it especially wonderful. Signed by "Kogetsu".
Meiji age (1868-1912) Provenance: From the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon.
Size: 6" height, 3.5" width
Adorable very well excuted Japanese hardwood carving of a frog seated on top of a leaf. He is wonderfully detailed with allover chisel marks due to the hand-carved nature. Hand carved with the upmost attention to detail. The underside is signed. (Translation coming Soon).
Size: 3" H x 6.25" L x 6.5" W
A charming little okimono of three monkeys posed in the famous style known in Japanese: Sanzaru (Hear no evil, See no evil, Say no evil). Inlaid eyes, amazing detail work on the fur and the face. Signed Shugetsu. Age: Meiji Period. Size: D: 1.6" H: 2.8".
Japanese antique okimono carved of boxwood in the form of a lovely lady standing with an octopus. A whimsical scene with the lady holding the "nose" of the octopus who in return is sneaking his tentacle up her kimono. Wonderful attention to detail can be seen in the weaving of the basket behind the two figures as well as in the suction cups of the tentacles and the fashionable Edo Period knot in the woman's long hair. Unsigned. Edo Period.
Size: 2 1/2" high x 2" wide.
This Japanese silk uchikake, or outer kimono, from the late Meiji Period has the effect of a dramatic painting, with gold clouds floating among sumptuous blooms spilling from a wheeled cart. Strong shades of blue, red and green are contrasted with delicate pastel flowering branches against a black silk faille background. Several Japanese textile techniques are used to achieve the spectacular effect...
DESCRIPTION: A carved Japanese ivory okimono of the Demon Queller, Shoki, subduing the horned oni crouched at his feet. The stern, bearded Shoki stands clutching the oni’s arm while the oni is pushed to his knees, crying in terror. Another small oni is hidden in a nearby sack, oblivious to his potential danger. Shoki’s sleeves swirl with the action of capturing his foe and his robe, hair and spear are finely detailed in the back view...
Heights: 16 cm and 15.8 cm (6.3 in and 6.1 in)
Lengths: 24 cm and 24.5 cm (9.6 in and 9.8 in)
Depths: 8 cm and 6.5 cm (3.5 in and 2.7 in)
Weights: 1.55 kg and 1.21 kg
Fine pair of Japanese okimono Meiji period bronze elephants; by the same artist; good modelling throughout; excellent condition
A seated figure of otafuku. She enjoys the secret moment beneath. It is rare to see an otafuku erotic art figure of this scale. It is made with great expression and charm. Her kimono is finely decorated with local flora. A highly recommended piece for erotic art collector. Circa late Edo –early Meiji period, 19th Century. It is in fine condition.
H 8 7/8” x W 9 3/4” x D 8 3/8” (H 22.5cm x W 24.5cm x D 21.0cm)
A natural branch of dark root-wood taking the form of a reishi mushroom cluster lovingly polished and preserved with a rich patina. It is 12-1/2 inches (32 cm) long and in excellent condition. Something about the head is likethe skull of a dragon.