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TWO VERY LARGE INLAID IVORY OKIMONO OF LUCKY GODS


Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)

One depicting Jurojin holding a gnarled staff with a scroll and a reishi fungus attached to it, his left hand extended towards the deer which is standing by his feet. The ivory okimono is set on a base and the details are finely carved. A double gourd is suspended from his obi in the back and his robe is incised with fine patterns and adorned with Shibayama style inlays. The other large okimono depicts the lucky goddess Benten wearing a phoenix headdress and holding a fan. Her robe is similarly inlaid in Shibayama style. Each marked to the base.

HEIGHT 31 & 35 cm

Condition: Each in good condition with minor losses to inlays.
Provenance: British collection.

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TWO VERY LARGE INLAID IVORY OKIMONO OF LUCKY GODS

Estimate 2 000 - 4 000 EUR
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