Japanese Mingei Wooden Okimono of Two Puppies
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1900: item # 119863
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Ichiban Japanese & Oriental Antiques
Post Office Box 395
Marion, CT 06444-0395
|A charming wooden okimono of two puppy dogs, tustling with each other. Nice example of Japanese folk art - what a great expression on the two young pups' faces. On the bottom is the incised signature: Iwase Yasunori 84 saku (made by Iwase Yasunori at the age of 84). Wood (probably pauwlonia) with dark brown patina. Japan, 19th century. Notes: Japanese folk art, or mingei, was produced by hand by unknown craftsmen for the common people. Mingei ranges from household objects to farm utensils to simple sculpture. The material used can be anything from wood to ceramic to textile. It is usually not signed, which makes this one all the more rare. The name Iwase Yasunori is not registered. Condition: Very good condition. Beautiful patina, with some small, minimally rubbed areas. Measurements: L 6 5/8'' (17 cm), H 5 5/8'' (9.3 cm).|