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    Sale 5333

    Chinese & Japanese Art

    15 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 46

    An ivory okimono of a farmer, signed, Meiji Period (1868-1912)

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    An ivory okimono of a farmer, signed, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
    finely carved and detailed, he carries a bag over his shoulder, a bamboo root inro hangs from his obi with a kiku shaped netsuke as he stands inspecting rice from his crop that he holds in his left hand, a bamboo tool in the other, a wood box containing rice and a straw matt lay at his feet, signed Yoshida and sealed to the base -- 8¾in. (22.3cm.) high.


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