Japanese Ivory Okimono Swan
1 in stock
Okimono figurines are Japanese works of art that date back to the Edo period (1615-1868) but gained popularity in the Meiji period (1868-1912). During this period, American trading vessels began sailing to Japan from New England, where marine ivory scrimshaw carvings were well known.
That trading route came to greatly influence a demand for Japanese works of art such as netsuke – miniature sculptures made out of ivory that represent the culture’s habits and mythology.
This is a very fine swan with tordas eyes.
3” x .9” x 1.5” (to top of head)
|Dimensions||6 x 6 x 2 in|
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