A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS
A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS

A WONDERFUL PAIR OF JAPANESE IVORY ARTICULATED CRABS

1890 JAPAN

Offered by Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

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As part of our Japanese art collection we are delighted to offer this increasingly scarce pair of ivory articulated crabs from the Meiji period , the crabs are undoubtably made by the same carver and probably put together to represent male and female, due to the difference in sizes , the ivory is of the finest quality used to produce crustaceans of this type,remarkably each crab has 34 moving components finely engineered and held in place with ivory pins, the lifelike eyes have been gold lacquered for effect, the shells have such a realistic finish to the top whilst the underside is finished to perfection, you could just as easily be handling a real crab !!

The condition is stunning considering that between them they have 68 moving components , for complete accuracy we notice a tiny old professional spliced repair on one joint on the large crab (see pic 8 rear leg)otherwise wonderful patiantion and condition .

Approximate sizes

Large crab

Max Width 10.5" 27 cm

Body size 3" 7.5 cm x 2.75" 7 cm

Smaller crab

Max Width 9" 23 cm

Body size 2.5" 6.3 cm x 2.25" 5.7 cm

We may consider splitting the crabs.
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Dimensions
Width 27.00 cm (10.63 inches)
Depth 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Medium
IVORY
Signed/Inscribed
1890
Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)
Dorset
United Kingdom

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