Okimono carved ivory statuette old woman toads fruit nineteenth Japan

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G20 5

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* Superb okimono finely carved ivory, representing an old woman squatting holding a huge toad in her arms, a smaller set on his head, surrounded by rolls and a fruit basket, from Japan, from late nineteenth century era .

This okimono is in good condition. Parity with the rollers can be removed.

A note: some slots on ivory, tiny chips and gaps (barely visible) on the leaves of the fruit of it, wear time, see pictures (red arrows).

* The okimono

and netsuke figurines are made most often in ivory, produced by the same Japanese craftsmen. They share the same decorative techniques and themes. Both draw from the repertoire of Japanese gods and goddesses, the animal bestiary and small Japanese crafts. Virtuosity multiplicity of details and humor president for their implementation. But while the netsuke is the accessory of the traditional clothing, okimono has no utilitarian function. It is designed as a simple often more decorative statuette. Moreover, the okimono is a more recent creation, dating from the last seventy years of the Edo period (1603-1868). Some authors see the perfect ornament tokonoma, the alcove located in the reception room of a Japanese home. (From Gazette Drouot)

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  • Height 9,5 cm
  • Width 8 cm
  • Depth 5,5 cm