7 Pierrepont Row Islington London N18EE England
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A pair of very finely carved Japanese wood figures (1868-1912)

Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
H. 18.11 in;
H. 46 cm;
Condition Good. Good condition
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description These large figures have a very distinct and bold art style. The intricate wood carving, further decorated with fine gold lacquer details. They depict a noble man and courtesan, both wearing very fine layer kimono and platform Geta, to elevate them from any puddles and to display status. The female figure can be identified as a courtesan from her elaborate hairpins and obi which fastens at the front, the obi is lavishly decorated with a large koi carp swimming up a waterfall, the word Koi in Japanese sounds similar to the word for love so could hint a romance between the courtesan and nobleman.

Offered in very good condition. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information, photographs or to arrange a viewing.
Styles / Movements Asian, Traditional
Patterns Asian/Oriental
Dealer Reference Number KPOK59
Incollect Reference Number 433193
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