Late nineteenth century ivory okimono. The Street Entertainer.

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Late nineteenth century ivory okimono. The Street Entertainer.

    This exceptional and fine ivory carving was produced in Japan at the end of the nineteenth century. It shows a street entertainer surrounded by children. Around his neck is a box containing a puppet with cymbals that would play to attract his audience. This charming one piece okimono has survived in excellent condition and is of the Meiji Period.

    This delightful hand carved ivory okimono stands 8cm tall. It is 8cm at its widest point and 4.5cm at its deepest. (Measurements approximate). It is in excellent condition, showing wear appropriate to its age and substance. It has no damage and no restoration.