Antique Japanese Carved Ivory Okimono Figure of a Bijin c1900 (Code 1375)
A Japanese carved ivory Okimono of a Bijin with Shimida hairstyle. It dates around 1900 and is signed with a single character to the underside of the base plinth. The figure is carved in naturalistic form with flowing robes and engraving to simulate embroidery. It is attached to a disc base which appears original. Note how to the reverse the maker has used a natural flaw in the material incorporating it into the design with carving along the fissure. The figure is depicted holding a baton, it is quite possible this was originally a parasol with the top now lost, although the baton tip does look a little thin so it may also had been something smaller.
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Baton may be missing a parasol or other top attachment. Normal age related yellowing with whiter patches through handling/rubbing in spots. Natural fissure to reverse used in design. See images for close ups of condition.
Height: 11.5 cm ( 4 1/2 inch ) including baton
Width: 3.5 cm ( 1 3/8 inch ) across base
Weight: 58 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 1375 SP18-6
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