Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan

Japanese Wood Okimono of a Sage and Karako

Japanese Wood Okimono of a Sage and Karako


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1900: Item # 1326039

Please refer to our stock # 6-220 when inquiring.
Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
View Seller Profile
1050 Second Avenue, Galleries 55, 56 and 58
New York, NY 10022
Tel.212-223-4600

Guest Book
 Price on Request 
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. Height: 4.25” Meiji Period, Japan