A Japanese Iki-ningy? sculpture okimono of a fisherman holding an heavy wooden basket simulating bamboo woven with two large fishes.
The sculpture is attributable to Hananuma Masakichi (? ? ? ?, 1832-1895). He was a Japanese sculptor specializing in “iki-ningyo” or realistic dolls. Some of his works have been found in the American and British collections, particularly those of Robert Ripley and the Sheffield Museum.
Edo period mid 19th century
Sizes: 47 x 50 x 30 cm.
Condition report: good condition