Ivory okimono of the Tokyo school representing a red-crowned crane at rest.
The plumage of the bird is masterfully rendered, the lively eyes add a touch of vitality, capturing the viewer's attention. Also, the sharp legs hidden under the feathers add a sense of realism.
The Manchurian crane mainly represents luck, so it is a good omen to give an object bearing its figure.
This okimono is signed Kozan under the base.
Period: Meiji late 19th century
Dimensions: 5 x 13.5 x 5cm.
State of conservation: Very good
9 800 €