Project Description

An inlaid ivory panel by Takagi Hōshin (Tokyo 1885-1970) 

A solid and heavy rosewood panel applied with an impressive arrangement of stained ivory fruit in and near a basket, all in high relief.  The fruit includes biwa (loquats), oranges, bananas, apples, cherries, nashi pears, grapes, chestnuts and a ripe fig.  The basket is of hardwood, the handle and feet of dark stained ivory.

Signed Hōshin on a stained ivory tablet. Probably 1930-1940

Diameter: 40 cm


While I believe that many of the best unsigned ivory okimono of fruit are by Hōshin, I have never seen another similar work by him