London, South Kensington
28 June 2001
An ivory okimono of two fisherman among rockwork
one figure standing wearing a reeded skirt and open vest, holding a bird under one arm, a wicker basket held behind, a further figure seated holding a double gourd bottle in one hand, a cup in the other, an attentive dog at their feet -- 4¾in. (12.1cm.) high, (damages, age cracks).
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