The surface imparts a soft sheen and extremely truthful visual depth, helping to highlight the finely engraved natural folds of the animal's skin. The tusks, on the other hand, are smooth and soft to the touch.
The scene conveys a sense of power, movement and vitality, capturing the viewer's attention and inviting him to admire the delicate strength of the running elephant.
The okimono is signed under the belly with an embossed logo within a square reserve.
Period: Meiji late 19th century
Dimensions: 52 x 73 x 31cm. – Weight: 15.4 Kg.
State of conservation: Very good
2 400 €
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