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Large Japanese Wooden Okimono Of A Priest Carrying A Huge Conch Shell


£3,850 | $5,126 USD | €4,362 EUR
Item Number: SA685988
Date of manufacture: 1900
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Steve Sly Japanese Works of Art
This antique has been viewed 15 times in the past month with the most views from France.


As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this very well carved and humorous Meiji Period 1868-1912 , hardwood and mixed media Okimono, this unique†carving depicts a Priest †crouching before a small Conch Shell , his right hand clutching the rim of the Shell, he has an understandable grimace on his face as he is burdened by a massive Conch Shell tethered to his back with a rope ,†the†holy man†wears a finely detailed gilded band around his head and tied in a bow, his eyes are picked out in Horn and Ivory, crouched and fixed to his original carved wood base, this humorous but incredibly well detailed Okimono would make a fantastic decorative†statement††,†and†a great addition to your room setting or Japanese works of art collection
Provenance :
Previously supplied by ourselves to an overseas client .
Condition report :
The condition of the carving is excellent .
Approximate sizes:
Height:†† 13"†† 33 cm
Width:††† 11"†† 28 cm
Depth:††† 8"††† 20 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item .
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1900.


Height = 33 cm (13.0")
Width = 28 cm (11.0")
Depth = 20 cm (7.9")

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Steve Sly Japanese Works of Art
Stags Head Antiques Ltd
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