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...
Early Meiji Period Japanese Ivory Okimono of a Mother Carrying Her Child. An exceptional example of the finest detailed carving, featuring exquisite faces. A touching moment is represented in this great work of art. Signed and stamped. 8 inches, 20.5 cm.
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
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).
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.
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
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"
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
Fine Japanese bronze okimono God of happiness Dzurodzin. Bronze, patina, tree.Height: general 47 cm , figures 38,5 cm , stand 8,5 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...
This is a rare and special Buddhist Daruma that we found in a private collection. Daruma is the revered Buddhist icon that brought dharma, the Buddhist teachings from China and India to Japan. He was so determined to reach enlightenment that he decided to sit till his legs fell off. Actually, legend has it that he fell asleep sitting so he cut his eyelids off to stay awake and they fell to the ground whereby green tea seedlings sprouted...
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.