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A carved rhinoceros horn archaistic 'Five Chilong' libation cup, 17th century

A carved rhinoceros horn archaistic 'Five Chilong' libation cup, century

A rare 'Pine and Rabbit' rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th century

A rare 'Pine and Rabbit' rhinoceros horn libation cup, century

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Eight Immortals' cup, Qing dynasty, 17th century

A carved rhinoceros horn 'Eight Immortals' cup, Qing dynasty, century

Japanese Folk Monster Ushioni

Here's a weird gallery of Japanese folk art creatures that were painted during the Edo period. “cow devil”) is a malevolent sea monster with the head of a bull and the body of a giant spider or crab.

The Zheng. A beast from the mythologies of China that was reported to have lived amongst the creatures of this world. The Zheng was a leopard that had 1 long single horn protruding from its forehead. It was red and had 5 tails. The Zheng made the sound of striking stones.

Contemporary Chinese artist's impression on a mythical creature described in the "Classic of Mountains and Seas". A brilliant sort of tiger.

Netsuke, late 19th-early 20th century

Contributions from many of America's most important and collectors of Japanese art illuminate the varied the art and culture of Japan.

Case (Inrô ) with Design of Grapevine  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 18th–19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Case: gold and colored lacquer and gold foil on black lacquer with greenstained ivory, mother-of-pearl, amber, and horn inlays; Fastener (ojime): ivory with design of plants; Toggle (netsuke): ivory medallion carved with design of fruited vines

Case (Inrō ) with Design of Grapevine Period: Edo period Date: century Culture: Japan 印籠

Japan style - Japanese art gallery - old and modern art

Explore YamanobeTwo Feelings at Japan Art - Galerie Friedrich Müller. Learn more about the exhibition and featured artworks.

"a rat licking its tail" by Masanao of Kyoto (active around 1781), Japan, mid- to late 18th century. Stained ivory and horn (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

"A Rat Licking Its Tail" Netsuke by Masanao of Kyoto (active around Japan, mid- to late century. Stained ivory and horn (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

LATE 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO carved with children, figures and monkey. Signed. Minor faults. 3.75ins high.

Late century Japanese meiji period ivory Oklmono carved with children, figures and monkey.

Japanese Samurai's armor 鎧兜

Daimyo-Antler-Suit (Subordinate only to the shogun, daimyo were the most powerful feudal rulers from the century to the middle century in Japan.

An ivory okimono figure group of a woman and child By Yoshida Doraku for the Maruki Company, Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century

An ivory okimono figure group of a woman and child By Yoshida Doraku for the Maruki Company, Meiji era late century

artemisdreaming:    Inro with fish and sea creature design by Kakosai, Japan, 19th century. Museum no. W.158-1922  InroKakosaiJapan19th centuryLaquered wood, shell, horn, coloured ivory  Inro with a design of fish and sea creatures.

Inro with fish and sea creature design by Kakosai, Japan centuryLaquered wood, shell, horn, coloured ivory

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