Project Description

Single Case Wood Trick Sagemono in the Form of the Head of a Sambaso Dancer by Gyokumin

Made from a mid toned and dark hard wood, probably ebony, the hat forming the cover over a tall riser.  The hat is inlaid with a stylised crane and clouds in stained bone at the front, with a rattle and fan at the back. A lever at the back of the head moves the eye balls and a stained ivory tongue

Signed on an inlaid tablet on the back of the riser. Circa 1880

Height: 13.2 cm

This may have been conceived as a spectacle case

MR3647

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