Rare okimono depicting Nio the guardian god of the temple with a large wooden bell on his shoulders with a refined shibayama decoration in mother-of-pearl.
Depicted while defending the temple bell from 2 Oni demons.
Stern expression and incredible rendering of the anatomy of the body that enhances its power but also physical deterioration
The quality of facial expressions is refined.
Signed 'Kosen' in red lacquer under the base.
Late 19th century.
With a repaired crack on the foot.
A Japanese item from the Meiji period.
The item was produced prior to 1947, and is therefore in compliance with European Union regulations regarding the sale of ivory.
The item comes with a certificate of authenticity which will be sent to the buyer.
Very important note for bidders outside the EU:
This item CANNOT be sold outside the EU.
- Nombre total d’articles
- Ivoire d’éléphant
- Période Meiji (1868–1912)
- Région/ Pays d’origine
- Nio le dieu gardien
- Bon état, voir la description
- 22.5×16×11 cm