A fine antique Japanese Meiji ivory okimono carving of a skull with a frog perched on top of the skull. Late 19th century. Height 1.5" x approximately 1" wide x approximately 1 1/8" deep. Excellent condition. No damages or repairs. This piece was one of a superb collection donated by the estate of Henry E. Huntington and de-accessioned from the Museum of the Palace of Legion of Honor in San Francisco in the late 90's. Return privilege and satisfaction guaranteed providing item ...click for details
Featuring a small Japanese ivory trinket or pill box hand carved with the head of a lion. Dating to the Meiji period, circa 1900. Excellent condition! No damages or repairs. Top fits perfectly and tightly. Pulls off, does not screw. 1.25" in diameter x 3/4" high. Postage insurance extra. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back. Sales tax charged if sold in NY state unless valid resale tax number and signed NY state sales tax form provided.
Featuring a well carved and amusing Japanese Meiji era antique ivory netsuke dating to the late 19th to early 20th century. The subject matter depicts Bakemono with an umbrella as a sake seller with a sake pot, an account book, and a badger on his back. His forehead is inlaid with a third eye. Signed on the underside of the sake pot. Dimensions, 1 7/8" high, 1 3/8" wide x 1"+ deep. Please feel free to ask for more photos. Excellent condition-no chips, cracks, damages or restoratio ...click for details
Featuring a fine quality carved Japanese okimono figure of the Happy God, Hotei. Artistically and well carved from his happy facial expression, to the open work staff, fan held in left hand, fine stippling in robe, and feet/toes. Fine patina and nice feel.Well defined grains found in old elephant ivory. Signed on base by feet. Excellent condition with no damages, restorations, cracks, or chips. Measures approximately 2 3/4" tall. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition wi ...click for details
Featuring a very fine quality, handsome antique Japanese carved ivory netsuke of the God of Good Fortune, Jurojin, the Taoist god of longevity. He is with a companion, a crane, also a symbol of longevity in Japan. The crane has a genuine coral stone set in his head. Wonderful movement in robe, great patina, workmanship. Signed on underside. No damage, restorations. Measures 1.5" tall x 1 1/8" wide x approximately 3/4" deep. Dates circa 1890. Return privilege providing item returne ...click for details
Featuring a Japanese Meiji napkin ring finely carved with flowers, c. 1900. 1 1/2" in diameter and 3/4" wide. Excellent condition with no damages or repairs. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of receipt. Sales tax collected if sold in New York state unless documentation provided with sales tax number.
Featuring a wonderful late 19th-early 20th century Japanese ivory carving netsuke of Noh or Kabuki actor with 2 faces that turn. One face is that of a peaceful Okame like face, and the other is a vicious demon like face. Both faces are very well done. The figure is holding a drum in one hand and a stick in the other. Great detailing in hair and robe. Signed on the base. Please send email address if you would like to see a photo of the signature. Measures 2 1/8" high, 1" long and 1/2&qu ...click for details
Featuring a charming Meiji Japanese elephant ivory carving of a man blowing a conch shell. Dates circa 1900. Measures 2 1/4" high and 1 1/4" wide. Nice wooden stand included. Near mint condition. One tiny chip on bag at foot as shown in photo, hardly noticeable. No other chips, cracks, damages, restorations. Satisfaction guaranteed or full refund providing item returned in sent and same packaged condition. Postage/insurance extra. Sales tax charged if sold in New York state unless vali ...click for details
Featuring a wonderful Japanese carving of a farmer carrying a basket of fall gourds and vegetables on his shoulder, and holding a bunch of grapes in his hand with a bug on a leaf. At his feet is a frog peeking out from a leaf, and a sack with some rice cakes in it. The underside of the base is signed with an inlaid red lacquer signature. Also, there is a leaf design which hides a nerve flaw in the elelphant ivory. This was commonly done on Japanese ivory carvings. The man is leaning to one side ...click for details
Featuring a fine quality Japanese antique ivory and bone carving figurine comprising two pieces. One piece, all elephant ivory, features the god of good luck/fortune, Ebisu sitting on a dock/platform with several pieces. The other piece is carved from bone comprising several interesting parts. Ebisu, one of the happy gods of good fortune, is well carved with very fine, pleasant facial features, smiling and with a beard. He is sitting on his perch, a plank of wood, the underside is even carved wi ...click for details