Late nineteenth century Japanese ivory okimono. Bear hunting crab.

£465.00

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Late nineteenth century Japanese ivory okimono. Bear hunting crab.

   This charming ivory carving was produced in Japan at the end of the nineteenth century. It shows a Bear hunting amongst the rocks for a crab, who, with typical Japanese humour, is raising its pinchers threateningly! Although small, this okimono (decorative carving) is delicately carved with great attention to detail. It is a signed example, though I have been unable to trace the Artist.

   This delightful Japanese ivory okimono is 7cm long, 2cm wide and stands 2.5cm high. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, showing wear appropriate to its age and substance. It has no damage and no restoration.