As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this charming Meiji period 1868-1912 , circa 1890 group of carved and stained Ivory Fruit , the unknown artist or artists have carved in painstaking detail a rendition of a Satsuma , Apple and Banana , the Ivory fruits are then stained using vegetable dyes available at the time to bring them to life , the skins of each Fruit individually peeled or part peeled to reveal the flesh inside in incredible lifelike detail , the three Fruits displayed as an Okimono upon a period burlwood stand to great effect , we have occasionally seen these Fruit groups over the years , and in various forms and numbers , but all seemingly finding there way to high quality collections and usually financially out of our grasp by the time they reach the market , this is possibly your last opportunity to add one of these groups to your Okimono or Japanese works of art collection.
UK Collection previously supplied by Spink .
Condition report :
The Fruits in perfect undamaged condition with some minor fading , the base slightly warped but perfectly functional .
Approximate Sizes :
Apple : 2.5″ 6 cm x 2.5″ 6 cm
Banana: 5.75″ 14.5 cm x 1.5″ 4 cm
Satsuma : 2.5″ 6 cm x 1.25″ 3.5 cm
Base : 7.75″ 19.5 cm x 7.25″ 18.5 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item .
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