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
This is a remarkable boxwood and ivory okimono of a carpenter at work. The
scene depicts the carpenter giving his tansu finishing touches with an ivory
carving knife. This okimono is carved and incised meticulously with attention to every detail - all sides of the cabinet - its doors, drawers and hardware realistically carved.
Signed SHUNKO on the base.
Meiji Period, Japan
This detailed elaborate art work represents the superfine craftsmanship of the Meiji era. The expression of the two birds (quail) are so real and depicted in vivid detail. Each of their feathers has ultrafinelines and it even has small tongue in its mouth! They just look like they are lively talking or singing.
This superfine art work has no signature and the author unknown...
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...)
The exquisite female dressed in traditional clothing is carrying a bundle of wood on her head with her left arm extended, and is standing on a wood base that had a small plaque with the artist’s signature. The Okimono is finely carved of boxwood. Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912) Size: 10” high x 9 ¼” wide
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).
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.
A fine and unusual Okimono of Mount Fuji with eagles and eggplants. The Fuji is made from a large piece of natural stag-antler; on the side of the Fuji are 2 well carved eagles also made from antler; one of the eagles is standing on three eggplants of different sizes made of dark hardwood. The okimono has a fitted base made of dark-redish hardwood. Signed in double red circle lacquer seal: SOSHITSU. Tomobako-box. H 12 cm x 14 x 8,5 cm. including base. Meiji period. Very good condition.
Interesting and cute Japanese wood carving of two ghouls playing around a box. The tongue of the small figure can stick out further. No signature is found on the figure. Meiji Period (19th century). Size: Length: 3.25" Width: 1.75" Height: 3.8"
The superbly carved and lacquered wood boat with a male holding a pipe while seated on the stern of the boat and the female figure is standing and holding a parasol. Their clothing is decorated with gilt lacquer decoration, signed by the artist Suke Yasu. Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912) Size: 6” high x 12” wide x 4 ½” deep
Japanese antique highly intricate carved boxwood okimono depicting an elephant with a group of seven children in Chinese dress, extraordinary detail, signed, Meiji Period.
Size: 2" high
DESCRIPTION: A well carved Japanese ivory okimono of a seated, three-clawed oni with arms outstretched and lacquered gold bracelets on each wrist and ankle. His eyes are double inlaid with abalone shell and when turned over we see his lacquered, tiger-striped loin cloth. Very appealing and dating from the Meji Period, 19th C. DIMENSIONS: 2" high (5 cm) x 2 1/4" wide (5.8 cm).
Fine Bronze Okimono of a Sennin holding a Stupa which is a burner (Kogo).
A very expressive bronze figure of an Immortal (Sennin) holding a large incense burner in the shape of a Stupa on his left hand. A fish resting on top of his head; he has long hair and a pointy beard and a fierce expression. Good details rendered in gold on the kimono, the lower part and the top of the kogo and the fierce, piercing eyes. The burner is decorated with a dragon among clouds...
DESCRIPTION: A skillfully carved Japanese ivory okimono of two oni struggling to capture two frogs. A large horned oni holds one frog pinned down between his feet while he and a smaller oni struggle to subdue a smaller frog in their grasp. Signed on the base, this amusing okimono from the Meiji Period is finely carved on all sides and in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 2 1/2" high (6.5 cm) x 2 1/2" wide (6.5 cm).
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.
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".
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...