London, South Kensington
28 June 2001
An ivory model of a semi-nude bijin
early 20th Century
the lady with hair tied up in a chignon, seated on rockwork, wearing revealing robes held up at the waist, partly incised decorated with geometric patterns and leaves, holds a censer in one hand, a standing cat at her feet, signed Masayuki -- 7¾in. (19.7cm.) high, (age cracks to lower sections).
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