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Wood sculpture, man, woman, Japan, Taisho era

Wood sculpture, man, woman, Japan, Taisho era


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Sculpture: Pre 1940: Item # 1240423

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Wooden sculpture of an old man and woman taking a break from the rice harvest. They are sitting on an elevation. He is preparing his pipe, taking tobacco out of his tonkotsu. She is getting out a lunch box and two tea cups, while the tea kettle is at her feet. Behind them a sheaf of rice and two sickles. Perhaps a modern reference to Jo and Uba, the old couple on the island Takasago who symbolize longevity. Signed on bottom: the 74 year old man, Tomoyuki. Probably Taisho era (1912-1926) or early Showa at the latest.
H ca. 11 inches, W at bottom 10 ½ inches.
Few thin age/stress cracks, all in all fine condition.