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A boxwood okimono depicting a swimming koi carp

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A boxwood okimono depicting a swimming koi carp

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Okimono depicting a boxwood koi carp, imparting the object with a finely shaded patina of the highest quality and refinement. The eyes, made of mother-of-pearl and black horn, are precisely inlaid, while the overlapping scales on the body lend an extraordinary realism.

The koi carp has been portrayed with particular attention to its movement, creating a dynamic and engaging visual effect. The sculpture seems to capture the energetic motion of the carp as it swims in the water. The dynamism of the representation imparts a sense of vitality to the work, conveying the grace and agility typical of this fascinating fish.

The carp bears an engraved signature under the base: Suke… 亮?.

Trivia: Over time, the koi carp has become a symbol of success and ambition. Legend has it that once a koi carp successfully crosses the “Dragon Gate” (the waterfall known as “Yonggu Falls”), it transforms into a powerful dragon. This concept symbolizes achieving success through dedication and perseverance.

Origin: Japan

Period: Meiji late 19th century

Dimensions: 12 x 4 x 3 cm.

Condition: Very good

+ Certificate of authenticity with technical expertise of the asset

+ Possibility to view the work at our office in Milan or throughout Italy wherever you are

Codice: 4363

Codice: 4363

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