JAPANESE BAMBOO SKULL-CARVED STAFF -- A magnificent Japanese Meiji
period carved bamboo staff. This piece of bamboo is thick, over 3.5"
wide, with a glass-eyed snake wrapped around the shaft. The top is
surmounted with a magnificent detailed skull. This is a superb piece of
carving utilizing the natural hollows of the bamboo to form the skull’s
eye sockets and nasal cavities. The bamboo is sizeable – easily as thick
as my forearm – take note of the scale of the skull in comparison to my
hand holding it, and has a brass cap on the bottom.  Late 19th century
Meiji period. Some minor age checking along the shaft, otherwise good.  
35”x3.5”

A late 19th C Japanese skull-carved bamboo staff, Meiji period

C$1,250.00Price
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