Large Fully Articulated Japanese Ivory Dragon ( Jizai ) Okimono

Large Fully Articulated Japanese Ivory Dragon ( Jizai ) Okimono

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As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this large Meiji period fully articulated Dragon (Jizai) okimono, the dragon  naturalistic-ally rendered with a long serpentine and undulating body with carved ivory flames licking its flanks, each spiny vertebrate rotates to give this okimono a real feeling of movement when held in your hands, the leg joints, feet, head, mouth and tongue also movable, the dragon can be displayed freestanding, or alternatively on a detachable natural wood stand that our workshops have purpose made to display him to great effect, an increasingly scarce and fascinating item from the ingenious artisans of the Meiji period.

Provenance :

Previously supplied by ourselves to a UK collection .

Condition report:

In fantastic complete condition ( with later stand )

Approximate sizes:

Height :   3 1/2″   8.9cm

Depth:     3″          7.6 cm

Length:   33.6″    85.8 cm

 

Free UK / EU delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item.

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