Vintage Japanese Carved Okimono
Karako / Toddler
Stubborn Wonder Boy
Signed in Kanji scripts, Circa: Showa, mid-1900s'
H 7 in. (18cm), W 4.75 in. (12cm), D 4 in. (10cm)
A superb karako okimono carved from a section of Japanese pine, in natural red and gold tones with burnished oil finish. The corpulent boy wears a simple robe, chiseled with the natabori one-knifed style that formed a patterned diamond surface with reflective shine. Seated with arms and legs crossed, the little charmer has muscled arms, strong legs, and hair neatly fashioned into a Chinese-style topknot. His large round head tilts slightly sideways, gazing intensely in a subtle yet explicitly stubborn facial expression. The realistic toddler figure is perfectly conceived. More remarkable is that varying concentric circles of growth rings are found at the exact acupuncture/chakra points. Signed in engraved kanji on the base; Its superb artistry may well be contributing to its well-preserved mint condition.
Estimated Value $250
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