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A Bronze Okimono-Japanese Grandmother in Kimono

A Bronze Okimono-Japanese Grandmother in Kimono


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1950: Item # 1056652

Please refer to our stock # 40 when inquiring.
 $175.00 
This is a sweet cast bronze okimono of a small woman in a simple kimono. Her hair style with bun and the simplicity of her kimono leads us to think it is of a grandmotherly woman in her 50s or 60s. When we first owned it we thought it was of a small girl – but the more we studied the face and the hairdo – the more we became convinced it is of an older woman.

The bronze measures 6 1/8” high by 3 1/4” wide by 2 ¼” deep. It is in excellent condition with some spots of patina appearing on the back of the kimono. We date it to the late Meiji to very early Showa period,circa 1910-1940s.