Japanese ivory okimono of a man carrying a lantern. Signed. Meiji Period.

August 28, 2019 2:23 pm Published by

Japanese ivory okimono, signed Gyokushi 玉之, c. 1900, Meiji Period.Well carved as a fire- watch man, patrolling the town, on a Winters night.
He stands, wearing a head scarf, and blowing into his hands, whilst carrying a lantern over his shoulder, and wood clappers, over his right wrist.
Set upon an oval base.
Signed Gyokushi 玉之 to the underside of the base.
Height – 17 cm, 6 7/8”
Condition – Perfect. No damage. No repairs.

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