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Japanese Carved Wood and Gold Lacquer Okimono of Cliffs and Chidori

Japanese Carved Wood and Gold Lacquer Okimono of Cliffs and Chidori


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1910: Item # 1320167

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A carved wood and gold lacquer okimono of rockwork with chidori (sparrows) worked in gold and silver takamaki-e flying above a raging sea. Waves clash against cavernous cliffs sending spume and two glass tama high above the wave crests. (The tama (tide-controlling jewel associated with the Dragon King of the Sea) complete Japan's beloved theme of endurance and strength-represented by the chidori's perilous migration.) This okimono is in good condition with only some wear consistent with age and the porous nature of wood. Height: 7" length: 6.5" Meiji Period, Japan