Yatate with ants. (Sold)

Yatate with ants. (Sold)


A yatate (Japanese inkwell and brush holder) in wood and staghorn. 

The inkwell is carved from a piece of root-wood with a polished hard-wood lid and is decorated with six tiny ants in metal and horn. The two himotoshi in staghorn.

The brush holder is made of Malaysian hardwood (tagayasan) with the opening rimmed in horn. With the original bamboo brush and ojime.

A rare sagemono decorated with high quality ants attributable to Jikan Gambun.


19th century

Inkwell: 4,1 x 5,7 x 2,4 cm

Brush holder: 13,5 cm



Status: Sold





No.: S 313