Japanese boxwood okimono of rats. Signed Gyokumin, Nagoya School. Meiji Period.

A good Japanese boxwood okimono by Gyokumin. Meiji Period. Charmingly carved as two rats at play, their tails wrapped around each other. The hair finely rendered, and both rats eyes inlaid in horn.
Set upon a good quality hard wood stand, intricately carved with scrolling foliage.
Signed Gyokumin 玉民, Nagoya School.
Height - 8 cm. 3 1/8". (Not including stand)
Width - 8 cm, 3/8". " " "
Condition - Excellent. No damage. No repairs.

Literature: The Rat is a messenger of Daikoku, God of Wealth.

Medium: Boxwood.

Signed/Inscribed: Gyokumin 玉民 Nagoya School.

Height:  8 cm, 3.15"
Width:  8 cm, 3.15"
Depth:  8 cm, 3.15"


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