Donnerstag, 3. Oktober 2013


This dragon and woodstand reminds me of a Bonsai... but as an Okimono its of gigantic dimensions... totally hot and captivating!!

An articulated ivory okimono of a dragon

Meiji Period
Naturalistically rendered with a long serpentine and undulating body and flames licking its flanks, the leg joints, head, mouth and tongue movable, unsigned; on a detachable, natural wood stand set on a later irregular-shaped hardwood stand. The dragon 87.5cm (34½in) long, the stand 16cm x 71cm (6¼in x 28in).
Viel zu billig £1,200 - 1,800

There are wooden dragons, too
An articulated wood dragon
Meiji Period
Carved from lightly stained wood, its scaly body licked by flames, its limbs and head all fully articulated and the eyes of pale horn with dark pupils; unsigned. 46.5cm (18¼in) long.
£1,000 - 1,500

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