to be sold separately or as a pair
Possibly carved from cryptomera wood and darkened with age, this carved figure has both a simplicity and elegance which are, for me, the major characteristics of Japanese asthetics.
The box is just under 5 inches x 2.5 inches x 1.5 inches.
The hair was often (especially for festivals) decorated with added silver ornaments and/or hairpins.
there are no rips and no tears but clearly these shoes were worn numerous times.
The piece is 2.5 inches high and 2 inches at the widest point. Because of its small size and shape, it was most likely used as an opium container. The inside has been carefully cleaned to avoid dog encounters at the airports.
The name Zhang Feng Chao is carved on the underside of the pedestal. This old dragon is a wonderful example of an old Chinese folk art artifact. He has dropped 3 "scales...