Steve Sly Japanese Works of Art

Sensational Japanese Wood & Lacquer Octopus Group - Iki Ningyo


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As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this quite dramatic Meiji Period 1868-1912, carved wood and lacquered figural group depicting a battle between a Japanese fisherman and a large Octopus, or devil fish as it was also known, this type of wares were also known as Iki Ningyo ( living doll)  the artist has captured the battle in staggering lifelike detail, every muscle on the fisherman being strained as he battles to kill his quarry, the Octopus tentacles entwined upon every limb of its captor, only the safety net of the knife will surely render the fisherman the winner of this battle, the images speak for themselves. 

Condition report :

Remarkable condition .

Approximate Sizes :

Length :  18"  46 cm

Height :  19 1/4" 49.5 cm

Depth :  10"  25.5 cm

Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item .

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