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Tonkotsu, yawning Daruma, wood, Japan, 19th century

Tonkotsu, yawning Daruma, wood, Japan, 19th century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900: Item # 899618

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$ 200

Container to carry tobacco in the shape of a yawning and stretching Daruma. The body is made of kiri (Paulownia) wood, while the arms and the face, which can be removed and functions as the cover, are made of a light brown, much denser wood. ‘In front of’ Daruma (inlaid in his belly) a scepter and an alms bowl. The two holes in the top of his head are lined with bone rings and his fists are to hold the cord, now missing. Eyes inlaid with black horn or glass. Japan, Meiji period, 19th century.
Height: 4.5 inches (11 cm).
Slight traces of usage. Basically very good condition.