An extremely fine and interesting Japanese ivory okimono.
Depicting a man holding a scroll from were a dramatic cloud arises with on top a figure of Buddha. The figure is signed with a two character mark. It is for sure that the artist who made this figure had all skills to be mentioned as a master carver. Attention has been laid in every detail, feet, hands, face, the scroll and the cloud, the little Buddha, there even is floral engraved decoration around the kimono. In one word a stunning okimono with an unusual subject.
Okimono can be translated as ‘object for display’ or ‘standing figure’.
20 cm high.
Japan, Meiji period 1868 – 1912