Lot 284: Y IVORY OKIMONO OF A FISHERMAN MEIJI PERIOD 9cm high
08 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
IVORY OKIMONO OF A FISHERMAN
the fisherman shown in a dancing posture with one foot raised above the ground, carrying a basket, a bucket containing a crab and a turtle at his feet, signed
- Good overall appearance with minor chips to the extremities of the carving, for example to the tips of the legs of the crab
- The crab, now contained in the bucket, was once held by the right hand of the fisherman and then broke off
- Signs of discoloration as consistent with age
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