Antique Japanese Carved Ivory Okimono Figure of a Bijin c1900 (Code 1375)
A Japanese carved ivory Okimono of a Bijin with Shimida hairstyle. It dates around 1900 and is signed with a single character to the underside of the base plinth. The figure is carved in naturalistic form with flowing robes and engraving to simulate embroidery. It is attached to a disc base which appears original. Note how to the reverse the maker has used a natural flaw in the material incorporating it into the design with carving along the fissure. The figure is depicted holding a baton, it is quite possible this was originally a parasol with the top now lost, although the baton tip does look a little thin so it may also had been something smaller.
NOTE: This item can only be shipped within the EU.
Baton may be missing a parasol or other top attachment. Normal age related yellowing with whiter patches through handling/rubbing in spots. Natural fissure to reverse used in design. See images for close ups of condition.
Height: 11.5 cm ( 4 1/2 inch ) including baton
Width: 3.5 cm ( 1 3/8 inch ) across base
Weight: 58 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1375 SP18-6
Tracked and insured shipping is provided free of charge to most UK addresses, there may be charges for remote or offshore locations.
For international buyers once you have added the item to your cart and specified your delivery address the system will calculate the shipping price for you. Shipping prices are automatically calculated for the most common destinations and items, if they system does not give you a shipping price for your particular item and location simply get in touch and we will update the system for you.
Shipping for international orders will be by a tracked (where possible) and insured service via airmail or parcel carrier depending on location and item purchased.
We Also Recommend
Antique Khmer Cambodian Cast Bronze Figure Statue of Uma Goddess of the Mountains (Code 0433)