A Tokyo School ivory figural group By Hokei, Meiji Period
Lot 308Y
A Tokyo School ivory figural group By Hokei, Meiji Period
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A Tokyo School ivory figural group By Hokei, Meiji Period A Tokyo School ivory figural group By Hokei, Meiji Period
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A Tokyo School ivory figural group
By Hokei, Meiji Period
Comprising an old man playing with his grandson at New Year, the former standing in waraji with one hand lifting the excited boy up onto his shoulder, the other holding the tasselled rope attached to a kite that dangles from his left hand, his grandson clutching an itomaki (silk-winder), a pouch and the child's straw sandals are suspended from the belt tied around the old man's waist, signed Hokei.
29cm (11 3/8in) high.

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  • 象牙彫置物 凧を持つ孫と老人 鳳慶作 明治時代
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