Okimono – Elephant ivory – takarabune – Japan – Meiji period (1868-1912)
A refined okimono carved from a single block of ivory depicting the takarabune boat with the seven gods of plenty on top, happily feasting. Many turtles emerge from the waves trying to climb up
object of very high quality workmanship with beautiful, naturally amber patina
On the whole it appears to be in very good condition, with minimal veining consistent with its age.
Japanese object from the Meiji period.