The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Ghost Sago Bamboo Carving

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1920: Item # 1426744

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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An amazing bamboo Sago tea scoop engraved with a ghost floating among autumn grasses with a bedraggled lantern, mostly bones carved deeply into the hard surface signed Tokoku. The billowing of the tattered robes, the deep hollow bones of the torn lantern, the veins and musculature on the emaciated limbs, the autumn grasses, the bulging eyes and straggly unkempt hair…incredible detail on bamboo, a notoriously difficult carving surface. It is 20 x 5,5 cm (8 x 2 inches) and is in excellent condition.