19th Century Japanese Ivory Netsuke Dog
1 in stock
This Okimono is a precious dog, looking for a loving owner.
An Okimono may be a small Japanese carving, similar to, but larger than netsuke. Unlike netsuke, which had a specific purpose, Okimono were purely decorative and were displayed in the tokonoma. This Okimono is made out of ivory and dates to early 19th century.
Okimono were normally not larger than a few centimetres. They depicted all sorts of animals, mythological beasts, humans, gods, fruit, vegetables and objects, sometimes combined with each other, in all sorts of positions. Sometimes a scene was portrayed as well, either a daily scene or from a story.
1.5” x .5” x 1.25”
|Dimensions||6 x 6 x 2 in|
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