Height: 6.3 cm (2.6 in)
Length: 9 cm (3.7 in)
Depth: 4.9 cm (1.9 in)
High quality Japanese ivory okimono of a crab catcher; just removed a crab from his trap only to have it clamp on to a finger; the finest quality miniature okimono; excellent condition; signed
Japanese tile statue of ‘Shoki’ ('Zhong Kui' as folk Chinese deity in Taoism said to prevent plagues and ward off evil beings) displayed on the house roof as talisman, from Kinki region, Meiji period (1868-1912).
Body and glance are made for overlooked position for placing on roof. Lack of the tip of sword in right hand. approx...
A finely carved ivory okimono of a Japanese tea house. Signed to the base.
The workmanship is of very high quality, and the subject is rarely found.
Dimensions: approximately, 10 x 10 x 10 cm
The condition is good, with the exception of some apparent missing element to the uppermost part of the pine tree.
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A very interesting and well-carved figure-group (okimono) on a fitted base depicting the ox-herding boy and his ox loaded with fire wood in naturalistic style. The head, hands, feet of the body as well as the leash and the bundle of fire wood carried by the ox have been made from tinted ivory, as has the plaque with the artist’s name. The rest of the group has been made from a dense type and beautifully veined Oriental wood...
Japanese late 19th or early 20th century bronze OKIMONO of a ram by Imperial Court artist, ISHIKAWA KOUMEI or MITSUAKI. ISHIKAWA KOUMEI was born in 1852 in EDO or present day Tokyo. He died in 1913. The ram is done in fine detail. The OKIMONO is signed on the bottom by the artist, KOUMEI. The OKIMONO measures 10 1/4" wide, 7" deep and 7 1/8" tall.
A bowl made up entirely of a natural growth of mushrooms dried and darkened with age enclosed in a custom made wooden box titled Zuishibabon and annotated by Scholar/artist Yamanaka Shintenno. It is 26 x 22 x 7 cm (10-1/2 x 9 x 3 inches). The inside of the box lid is dated the Second Month of Meiji 9 (1876) and signed Shintenno. There are minor dings and chips to the dried edges of the mushrooms...
Heights: 16 cm and 15.8 cm (6.3 in and 6.1 in)
Lengths: 24 cm and 24.5 cm (9.6 in and 9.8 in)
Depths: 8 cm and 6.5 cm (3.5 in and 2.7 in)
Weights: 1.55 kg and 1.21 kg
Fine pair of Japanese okimono Meiji period bronze elephants; by the same artist; good modelling throughout; excellent condition
A pair of Geese made from gourds capped with zogei beaks and filled with tiny lead balls so that they may be balanced into any position on their root-wood base. One of the most elaborate Scholar art gourd designs I have seen. Each goose is roughly 8.5 cm and 10 cm respectively (3-1/2 and 4 inches), the base 17 x 12 cm (7 x 5 inches) and all in excellent condition, dating likely from the Meiji or opening years of the 20th century.
Japanese Five Finger Dragon Pair, Hirado Kiln H6
Size: 11.61x3.54 Hight 7.79 inch ( 29.5x9cm , Hight 19.8 cm )
Weight : 6.17lb (2.8kg )
A charming Japanese boxwood okimono of a peapod. Smooth, fine hand-carved work. Original warm natural finish.
Size: 6" L x 1.25" W x 1/3" thick
Originally a god of harvests, later worshipped as the guardian deity of local area in Japan.
Rare size, and impressive face. Mid-Edo period, 18th century.
In fine antique condiition for this type, with damage at base and repair at tail.
A very attractive and rare Pair of Mandarin Ducks OSHIDORI made of slightly modified and patinated root wood. The male wIth raised head and the female looking at the ground after food. Meiji, c. 1880/1900. H 16 cm, L 25 cm. Mandarine ducks are symbol of long life fidelity as they stay together forever. It comes with inscribed Storage Box Tomobako. Condition: Excellent
A wonderful Japanese burl wood carving of a man with a very expressive face with black eyes, holding two containers, most of his body retaining the natural burl form of the wood, with a wide-stance atop a larger piece of natural burl. 19th Century
Size: 16" L x 10" W x 14" H
DARUMA SAVINGS BOX
Clay Daruma ("Zen Bodhidharma") doll of savings box, Meiji period, early 20th century. Sweet face. approx. H 11cm (4.33in)
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Adorable very well excuted Japanese hardwood carving of a frog seated on top of a leaf. He is wonderfully detailed with allover chisel marks due to the hand-carved nature. Hand carved with the upmost attention to detail. The underside is signed. (Translation coming Soon).
Size: 3" H x 6.25" L x 6.5" W
A healthy, plump, round & gentle-faced, "Kintaro" doll holding a lively carp (also considered a symbol of strength and good luck). In folklore, Kintaro grows up to become a famous warrior. He represents the wishes of parents to have a brave, strong, yet gentle son.
Size H: 23 cm W: 13.5 cm.
Period: Early Taisho.
Condition: Some wearing off of pigment on fish. Short rope that goes in front of hat is detached on one side, but can easily be re-attached (we've kept it as is)...
Height: 8 cm (3.2 in)
Width: 4.8 cm (1.9 in)
Depth: 5 cm (2.0 in)
Quality Japanese ivory okimono of a Japanese peasant drinking from a gourd; fine work, probably Tokyo School; signed; old patina; fine repair to hat; good condition
Japanese burl wood carving of a man with a large frog on his back, Gama Sennin. The man appears to be offering a peach in his hands as an offering. It is beautifully carved with the man almost melting into the natural root wood. Completely hand carved with many charming details.
Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Size: 4" H x 5" W