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    Sale 2028

    Japanese & Korean Art

    18 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 60

    A Massive Ivory Table Ornament**

    MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY), SIGNED NIHON TOKYO IMADAGAWA SEI

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    A Massive Ivory Table Ornament**
    Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Nihon Tokyo Imadagawa sei
    The large tusk carved on the top half to resemble a bridge crowded with a variety of people including a person of high rank being carried in a palanquin and accompanied by a retinue of samurai; a wood-basin maker and a carpenter; two paper-umbrella makers; a fish monger; two farmers; a boy asking for a persimmon from an old man; a strolling musician and a wood-cutter enjoying a smoke; with a fitted wood base
    40in. (101.7cm.) long (not including base)


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF RUTH SCHNEIDMAN