A Tokyo School ivory figure of a dancer By Yoshida Doraku, Meiji Period
Lot 321Y
A Tokyo School ivory figure of a dancer By Yoshida Doraku, Meiji Period
Sold for £11,875 (US$ 20,173) inc. premium
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A Tokyo School ivory figure of a dancer By Yoshida Doraku, Meiji Period A Tokyo School ivory figure of a dancer By Yoshida Doraku, Meiji Period
Lot Details
A Tokyo School ivory figure of a dancer
By Yoshida Doraku, Meiji Period
Standing with her head slightly tilted, elegantly attired in a formal long-sleeved kimono, wearing an eboshi, her coiffure elaborately styled and dressed with several kanzashi at the front and ribbons at the reverse, her obi engraved with the kiri-mon and mitsudomoe-mon, elaborately tied in a katcho musubi at the back, her left hand clutching a tsuzumi and the other raised to beat the drum, signed Doraku Yoshida.
33.5cm (13 3/16in) high.

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫置物 踊り子 吉田道楽作 明治時代

    The artist is recorded in the Shoto Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalogue, The History of Ivory Carvings, Tokyo, 1996, as being an ivory carver of merit. Another model of a bijin by the artist, of comparable high quality and with similar finely-executed detail, is illustrated, ibid., p.125.
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