FINE ANTIQUE JAPANESE ORIENTAL MEIJI CARVED / POLYCHROME HARDWOOD MALE FIGURE! This sale is for a fine, expressive and intricately Carved example of a Japanese Oriental Carved Hardwood Figure / Statuette depicted in the form of a Male Elder in associated flowing Robes and holding a Wicker type Basket and a Staff, the Eyes delicately inlaid. The piece shows superb surface patina with remnants of original Polychrome / Painted finish and areas of Gilt as shown.
The piece would date to the early part of the Meiji Period, probably around Circa 1860 - 1880 and measures approx 30cm in height - 11cm in frontal width. A superb and expressive decorative piece for any Oriental enthusiast! The piece is being offered in generally good condition for his age, there is a slight loss to the forntal region of the Base and a couple of very slight areas of age related shrinkage within the Wood itself all as shown.