Vintage Japanese Kutani-ware Celadon Standing Daruma
Offered is a Japanese Kutani-ware ceramic celadon Okimono is made in the image of Dharma, (Bodhidharma) traditionally used in Japanese culture to symbolize one’s goals, actions, and outcomes. His has a wonderful modeled shade of green overglaze polychrome enamel accenting the deep folds of his well defined hooded cloak, (cowl) covered head with his “Hossu” fly whisk at his side. This Daruma has wonderfully executed and very expressive facial details including his large definitive eyebrows which are wonderfully executed and very expressive with an ear loops in both of his large and exaggerated ears. He shows detailed whiskers and chest hair, and detailed left hand and both feet sticking out from underneath his robe. All of the unglazed body portions are etched and fully detailed into the natural color clay making a nice contrasting accent. The artist is unknown without markings.
Condition: Excellent condition for the piece is perfect, with no chipping, missing elements or color loss. It retains a beautiful finish, with its original craftsmanship preserved. Museum-quality: meeting the standards of the collector of the Japanese folk art genre.
NOTE: Daruma is modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism. Daruma has a design that is rich in symbolism and is regarded more as a talisman of good luck to the Japanese. Daruma is a symbol of perseverance and good luck.
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