A very finely carved OKINOMO Pot Belly Pig, high-grade exotic wood, Meiji Period (1886-1912). Excellent condition, size: L. 5.5 cm. (2 1/4")
japanese toad with glass eyes in Honiki wood
H:5"(13cm) W:8"(20cm) D:9"(23cm)
nice warm patina
A heartwarming okimono carved of stained boxwood. Rendered in energetic strokes, the sculpture depicts a karako (Chinese boy) assisting a sage as he struggles for balance with the aid of his walking staff. The wise man wraps his arms around the attentive young boy, the imagery highlighting the honored Asian tradition of filial piety. Incised signature of Hatitsu on the base. This boxwood okimono is in very good condition.
Meiji Period, Japan
A rare Imari porcelain sculpture of a standing aristocrat. A man of noble mien, the figure is garbed in an intricately patterned kimono and overcoat with polychrome colors and gilt details. He holds in his hands an open fan and woven hat. This unusual and charming Imari piece is enameled in a range of crisp and jewel-toned enamel colors, striking on the white porcelain...
Cute and whimsical Japanese wooden carving of a pekinese dog, laying down with a playful expression and its small, red tongue sticking out. It wears a green ruffle collar, tied in back with a red bow. The craftsmanship is wonderful and extremely ornate and detailed. It is carved completely even underneath its body. Taisho period (1912-1925)
Size: 5.5" height, 12.75" length
A remarkable stained boxwood okimono of a macaque family. The female holds a persimmon, still on its branch, away from her youngsters’ reach. This sculpture, by a noted Edo Period carver, uses multiple carving techniques and realistic doubly-inlaid eyes. Hokyudo Itsumin (1830-67) signature on base. Itsumin was a recognized mid-19th Century carver of both wood and ivory. He mainly produced figures and animals.
Mid-19th Century, Japan
A delightful silver and gilt okimono of Daikoku in traditional garb, mallet in hand. Smiling happily with one hand upon his knee, he sits upon a silver-lined, hinged box sculpt as a large gilt, rice bale...
An expressive study of a young kylin with a wooly fleece, its body boldly carved, his new horn barely visible. (The kylin is a fantastic beast, highly regarded in East Asian cultures with auspicious connotations.) This charming okimono is in excellent condition.
Height: 8.75”, length: 7”
18th Century, Edo Period, Japan
A pair of Geese made from gourds capped with ivory beaks and filled with tiny lead balls so that they may be balanced into any position on their root-wood base. One of the most elaborate Scholar art gourd designs I have seen. Each goose is roughly 8.5 cm and 10 cm respectively (3-1/2 and 4 inches), the base 17 x 12 cm (7 x 5 inches) and all in excellent condition, dating likely from the Meiji or opening years of the 20th century.
A marvellous couple of antique Japanese Meiji period (1868 1912) skilful hand carved into a valuable Japanese hardwood depicting a composition of carps into water waves and flowers. Carps eyes are glass painted on reverse. Signed on the base a shown through photos. Exceptional antique art work to treasure and display. Probably candle stick holders. Very good condition expect a very few natural cracks given by the wood aging which is a natural action of the time age. Relevant size measuring 31 cm...
A pair of pure silver sculpted okimono of a cockerel and his mate, the hen, naturalistically rendered with gold accents. Emphasis is made on the dramatic tail feathers of the cockerel, as he courts the female. Texturing, cold-chiseled and incised details add to the lively display. Signature plaque of Toshiyuki can be found on the cockerel’s nether side. The pair is in excellent condition with no damage.
Height: 10.75” (cockerel), 6” (hen)
Meiji Period, Japan
A fine Japanese Meiji wood, ivory and lacquer carving of graceful Geisha dancing with fan. Well carved with ivory hands, head, feet and fan. Body of finely carved wood lacquered with gold maki-e butterflies and maple leaves. Excellent condition! No repairs or damages. 7" tall x 2.5" wide. Dates circa 1910. Satisfaction guaranteed providing item returned in sent condition, shortly after it was received and the way it was packed. Postage/insurance extra...
A very nice wooden carving of a young woman or girl looking in her mirror. Beautiful detail - a lovely face and fine detailing to her kimono and sash. The mirror she holds is removable - amazing that it is still with the piece and not lost. Measures 4 ½" high x 3 ¾' wide x 3 ¾" deep. Excellent condition except for the crack in the front of the piece just below the sash. The crack was there when I obtained the piece fifteen years ago and has never gotten any wider...
An oval, black-lacquered wooden plaque decorated with carved boxwood masks of the 16 Rakans (attendants to Buddha), gold-lacquered descriptions on the sides. Each face is carved with great detail and expression as seen in typical depictions of these religious ascetics. Though each face is rendered with a different expression, all share similar characteristics: the shaven heads, aged faces with long eyebrows, large ears and individually carved facial features...
A charming carved- wood okimono in the form of a barrel filled with koi. Bent over its lid, a karako (Chinese boy) is intent upon extracting a carp from the interior, the latter inlaid with mother-of-pearl. This unusual carving boasts extensive and intricate detailing on the karako’s robes and on the drum slung upon his back. The cover opens to reveal a compartment for storage. This imaginative box in the style of an okimono is in excellent condition.
Meiji Period, Japan
Featuring a small Japanese ivory carving of young girl in kimono holding a basket of flowers. Dating to the early 20th century and signed on underside of platform on which she is standing. Nice engraved detailing in kimono stained brown. Very attractive facial and hair features. She is in excellent condition but appears to have been holding something in her left hand which one can safely assume was a parasol.No damages, chips, cracks, repairs. Postage and insurance extra...
Exceptional clay kabuki actor samurai dolls from Fushimi in south Kyoto late Meiji Period C.1910. Butterfly motif on kimonos, classic kabuki faces and in excellent condition. When visitors came to Kyoto they would go to Fushimi Inari shrine and buy souvenirs to take home. These figures were very popular. H:9" x w:7" each. Ask for shipping quote.
Two of the lucky gods Daikoku and Ebisu carved in soft hinoki (cryptomeria) wood with some touches of color. Daikoku standing on two rice bales with his hammer and bag, Ebisu sitting with a carp under his arm and formerly with a fishing rod in his hand...