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.

Nozarashi Skull and Snake Ceramic Okimono

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Stoneware: Pre 1920: Item # 1475843
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An anonymous hyper realistic version of a skull in ceramic, late Meiji to taisho period. It is 21 x 14 x 13 cm. I would guess that originally the snake head was coming out the eye socket, and has been broken off, repaired to the state seen in the photos. This type of object was popular in the later 19th to early 20th centuries.