Antique Ivory Carving - Meiji - Gama Sennin with Frog

Antique Ivory Carving - Meiji - Gama Sennin with Frog

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Antique Ivory Carving - Meiji - Gama Sennin with Frog
Antique Ivory Carving - Meiji - Gama Sennin with Frog
Antique Ivory Carving - Meiji - Gama Sennin with Frog
Antique Ivory Carving - Meiji - Gama Sennin with Frog
Antique Ivory Carving - Meiji - Gama Sennin with Frog
Antique Ivory Carving - Meiji - Gama Sennin with Frog
Antique Ivory Carving - Meiji - Gama Sennin with Frog
Antique Ivory Carving - Meiji - Gama Sennin with Frog

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Hand Carved Ivory - EXTREMELY RARE - GAMA SENNIN with FROG at his FEET - Carved by HOKO during the Meiji period. This stunning Japanese ivory okimono showcases a Gama-Sennin with a toad at his feet. He carries a parcel of scrolls and a knurled staff. It was carved during the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). The Gama-Sennin, also known as Kosensei, is a wise old man. He wanders the land with his toad companion, who teaches him the secret powers of herbs, including the secret of immortality. Please note the kindly expression on his face. The little toad that rests at his feet is beautifully carved and scrimshawed. The toad is a trickster and a magician, a master of escapes and spells. He is also the keeper of the real, powerful secrets of the world, such as the secret of immortality. The toad knows the secret of eternal life and for his friendship reveals the secret to the wise man. The details on this piece are just fabulous. The facial features of the Gama-Sennin are perfect and embody the wisdom that such a work of art should portray. His hands are well detailed down to the fingernails and one hand rests lightly on his knurled staff. His robes flow gently and are carved in great detail. The staff in itself is a work of art and is truly realistic. Even the parcel of scrolls that he carries on his back, the inro at his side and the plant that touches his staff are incredibly well done. The rarity of this marvelous carving adds to its overall mystique and desirability. The amazing detail indicates this is the work of a true master carver. This is a piece of Japanese art that is at the very pinnacle of Japanese ivory okimono carvings. It is signed by the noted artist Hoko on the underside of the base. This is a piece that is very easy to fall in love with! This carving is 100% genuine elephant IVORY and in EXCELLENT CONDITION. It was HAND CARVED and HAND SCRIMSHAWED and SIGNED in Japan by a gifted master craftsman in the late 1800s. It has a lovely patina that nature has chosen to bestow upon it. This okimono is UNIQUE and exhibits beautiful IVORY GRAIN which is guaranteed to be clearly visible. The ivory has been highly polished and exquisitely detailed. The quality of the ivory, the quality of the carving and the quality of the scrimshaw work are all exceptional. This carving was legally imported into the USA and can only be shipped to locations within the USA. This incredible piece will enhance your collection of fine Japanese ivory okimonos for many years to come and should steadily increase in value over the years. Dimensions: 11.50" x 4.50" x 3.50" Weight: 3 Pounds, 9 ounces Signature: Hoko IF YOU WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL PICTURES OF THIS ITEM THAT ARE LARGER AND SHOW MORE DETAIL, PLEASE SEND US AN E-MAIL AND WE WILL FORWARD THEM TO YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • I-229
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Fine Art
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Type / Pattern
  • Meiji
  • Maker
  • HOKO
  • Year
  • 1868 - 1912
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 4.5 inches
  • Height: 11.5 inches
  • Depth: 3.5 inches
  • Weight: 3.75 pounds
  • Condition
  • Excellent
  • Style
  • Meiji
  • Material
  • Ivory

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