London, South Kensington
12 December 2007
A group of four Japanese ivory okimono, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
the first of a female dancer, with her hat in one hand and a partially opened fan in the other, signed Masayoshi, sealed Dai Nippon; a fisherman carrying a heavy load of fish in a basket and accompanied by an interested and hungry puppy, signed Komin; a farmer with a large cluster of grapes in his hands, signed Gyokushu; the last of a young woman walking along, with a parasol, details stained, signed Aketada; the first -- 7¼in. (18.4cm.) high. (4)
The Fisherman has a paper label to the base: Hutton Tate Collection 326, a further number inscribed in pencil: 910531.
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