As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this exceptionally large and Exquisite quality Meiji period 1868-1912 , circa 1890 Ivory Okimono depicting a gorgeous Bijin, the well recorded Tokyo school artist “Dohaku” has captured this beauty posing in all her finery, her hair tied in immaculate fashion with multiple combs and floral ornaments, she stands serenely gazing over her right shoulder with one hand clutching her fan, whilst the other gently lifts her incredibly well detailed Kimono , the gown carved in spectacular fashion in low relief mainly depicts Butterflies amidst native Flora , the artist has cleverly captured the gowns movement swirling around the Bijin’s feet , artist signed to the underside by Dohaku , a wonderful top shelf addition to your Okimono or Japanese works of art collection , and probably one of the last chances to acquire an Okimono of this importance in the UK , please do not miss the opportunity .
This Okimono has been sat in a north of England collection for decades , as you might imagine the family were sad to see her leave .
Condition report :
This is a substantial large scale single piece of Ivory in fantastic condition throughout , you will note one minor age line above her face and similar upon her left shoulder .
Approximate sizes :
Height : 14.75″ 37.5 cm
Depth : 3.75″ 9.5 cm
Width : 4.5″ 11.5 cm
Weight : 2.725 kg
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item , buyers outside the EU are responsible for the costs of any licences that may be required .