Project Description

Walrus Ivory Musozutsu 

Carved from a beautiful walrus tusk with Jo standing at the base of a large pine tree, a branch of which forms the cord attachment.  The trunk of the tree is suggested by the crystalline core of the tusk and Uba’s presence is indicated by the brush of her besom appearing from behind the tree, while overhead flies a gold applied crane

Signed: Chomin with seal. Circa 1880

20.7 cm