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

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.

Medium: Ivory

Signed/Inscribed: Gyokushi 玉之

Height:  17 cm, 6.69"

Condition: Perfect. No damage. No repairs.


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