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    Sale 5333

    Chinese & Japanese Art

    15 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 44

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

    Price Realised  

    An ivory okimono of a Fishmonger, signed Masatomo, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
    wearing a straw apron over his mompei, a ledger tied to it and his pipe case and tobacco pouch attached with a shell netsuke, he stands barefoot on a beach surrounded by hermit crabs, fish and two young boys at his side, he carries a basket filled with a variety of fish on his shoulder, and holds a hook in his hand -- 10in. (25.7cm.) high.


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