As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this charming Meiji period 1868-1912 , circa 1890 group of carved and stained Ivory Fruit , the unknown artist or artists have carved in painstaking detail a rendition of a Satsuma , Apple and Banana , the Ivory fruits are then stained using vegetable dyes available at the time to bring them to life , the skins of each Fruit individually peeled or part peeled to reveal the flesh inside in incredible lifelike detail , the three Fruits displayed as an Okimono upon a period burlwood stand to great effect , a last chance to add this fascinating group to your collection .
UK Collection previously supplied by Spink .
Condition report :
The Fruits in perfect undamaged condition with some minor fading , the base slightly warped but perfectly functional .
Approximate Sizes :
Apple : 2.5″ 6 cm x 2.5″ 6 cm
Banana: 5.75″ 14.5 cm x 1.5″ 4 cm
Satsuma : 2.5″ 6 cm x 1.25″ 3.5 cm
Base : 7.75″ 19.5 cm x 7.25″ 18.5 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item .