CERAMIC DARUMA PATTERN
Rare type of pattern made of ceramic for making paper-mache dolls of Daruma (Bodhidharma), though usually wooden type for such pattern as often seen. Moreover, in papered condition as unusual. Meiji period.
A fine small ivory okimono of Jurojin holding a peach with a deer at his side. The figurine measures 2.25" (5.7 cm) high. Signed on bottom, it is in excellent condition. Price $650 USD.
The ivory stand does not go with the okimono, but we like them displayed together. Stand measures 1.75" (4.4 cm) and has some age cracks, but it is solid. Stand price $125 USD.
A lustrous Bizenware sculpture modeled as a freely-formed, cavernous mountain. A small monkey rests upon the summit, apart from its two companions, while the larger of the group, seated precariously at its ledge, surveys the horizon. The small monkey, by attempting to emerge from the crevice below, seeks the attention of its friends. This amusing okimono is an exceptional example of Meiji Bizenware with its carved detailing and iron-rich patina...
A powerful, stunningly-executed stained boxwood okimono of Ono-no-Komachi, 9th Century poetess of legendary beauty, seated upon a battered log. Portrayed here as an aged figure with tattered clothes, old, wide-brimmed hat upon her back and bamboo staff in hand, her dramatically carved expression indicates a life-long agony for love lost...
Large fine bronze sculpture of an Ox . Sculpture is stamped on the bottom .
Size:L.64 cm , H.23 cm
Age: late 19- early 20 th century
Good condition with some minor abrasions and patination
Height: 6.5cm (2.5 in)
Width: 2.7cm (1.2 in)
Depth: 3.5cm (1.4 in)
Japanese ivory okimono of a young boy travelling with rolled packs; fine scrimshaw throughout; good condition
Very nice work of carving a boxwood okimono a monkey holding its little between its paws. The expression is particularly realistic. The bristles are finely crafted. The eyes are light horn. Height 6 cm. Slight restoration to the left back paw visible in the photo. Origin: Japan. Period: 19th century. Signed Ikko.
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 detailed Japanese ivory carved of a ball of pekingese or similar puppies. Condition excellent, 5.5cm diameter
A finely carved boxwood okimono of 2 boys playing and one with his knee on a basket
Origin: Japan. Period : Meiji (1868-1912). Height: 12 cm (4.8").
Okimono in finely carved boxwood of a fisherman with his landing net, and holding in his hand a lobster he just catch him.
Origin: Japan. Signed: Itsumin. Period : Meiji (1868-1912). Height: 15 cm.
Very nice and quite large okimono boxwood of 2 children playing with a knee posed on a basket.Excellent patina and carving. height: 12cm (4.7"). Meiji period. Small restoraton on one foot.
A large okimono of a fisherman admiring a crayfish he has just fished with his basket. Very nice patina and very well carving. Signed: Itsumin.Height : 15cm (5.9")
A pair of doves by Iwase Seifu enclosed in the original signed wooden box.
Size: wide 36.2cm×22.6cm ×Hight18cm
OFUKU (OTAFUKU) DOLL
Traditional ofuku (otafuku) clay doll with pleasing countenance finishing with 'gofun' white pigment.
According to the finishing of its "painted" kimono dress as unglazed by firing, it would be the one of very scarce mass-produced piece from the studio, confirmed the sign of celebrated 'Dohachi family' at the bottom of doll.
(Not recommended to wipe stain out by wet cloth...
A charming figural group of seven bronze and parcel-gilt musicians mounted upon a tiered, burl wood stand. Each of the seven figures is individually modeled. So animated is the sculptural quality of this okimono, that musical strains appear to be heard from each member of this youth orchestra. Gilt signature plaque of master metallurgist Miyao Eisuke can be found on the flutist...
An articulated bronze sculpture of a crab, its incised work and modeling naturalistically rendered. These unbelievable moveable sculptures, in great demand during Meiji times are still heralded today as marvels in Japanese ingenuity. This bronze crab, an excellent version of the genre, is in very good condition with all moving parts intact. Width: 7.5” Meiji Period, Japan
A charming and delightful Japanese wood okimono of three puppies with playful expressions, their fur expertly incised, their eyes inlaid with amber. Length: 6.75” Meiji Period, Japan This wood okimono is in excellent condition.