Okimono of complicated depiction and very rare subject.
Beautiful pair of ivory figures on a wooden base inlaid with finely carved bas-relief plaques along the band.
Two monobloc Samurai next to each other representing an episode taken from the Kabuki theatre where the famous musician of the Heian era (959-1036) Fujiwara no Yasumasa is intent on playing his flute, meanwhile stealthily behind him the brother approaches Kidomaru who wants to rob him of his brocade robe, but stops enchanted by the sound of the flute.
Both figures depict this scene in an extraordinary way, the expressions of the faces, the clothes with the fabric engraved in the smallest details, the weapons, the flute with the light hands that support it, the unkempt beard, the expression of the eyes.
Weight: 682 g.
Excellent condition - rubbing along the sheath of Kidomaru's wakizashi - restored index and middle finger of Kidomaru, hardly noticeable if not by an expert eye - see photos.
The lot will be carefully packed and shipped within 1 or at most 2 business days from the day of payment. The shipping price includes the delivery via UPS, TNT, DHL or SDA courier (depending on destination address) with full insurance and professional packaging.
Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (no. 2617), which will be shipped with the lot.
Copy of Certificate of Antiquity compliant with the international CITES rules drawn up by the CE.S.AR Archaeometric study centre based in London, Milan and Rome, together with the item. The original is only available on request.
This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.
- Olifanten ivoor
- Meiji periode (1868-1912)
- Regio / land van herkomst
- Titel kunstwerk
- Eccezionale e raro soggetto - Samurai Yasumasa e Kidomaru - Scuola di Kyoto - Soggetto pubblicato
- Zeer goede staat, zie beschrijving
- 20×18×12 cm