London, South Kensington
19 April 2001
A Japanese ivory okimono of a street entertainer
19th Century, signed
carved with the figure holding aloft a tortoise tied to a piece of rope, standing on a rockwork base beside a basket -- 4¾in. (12cm.) high, (minor nick to top of rope).
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