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Japanese Boxwood Okimono of a Lady and Octopus
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Japanese Boxwood Okimono of a Lady and Octopus

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1900: Item # 1325484
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Japanese antique okimono carved of boxwood in the form of a lovely lady standing with an octopus. A whimsical scene with the lady holding the "nose" of the octopus who in return is sneaking his tentacle up her kimono. Wonderful attention to detail can be seen in the weaving of the basket behind the two figures as well as in the suction cups of the tentacles and the fashionable Edo Period knot in the woman's long hair. Unsigned. Edo Period. Size: 2 1/2" high x 2" wide.