An ivory figure of a bijin By Kazutomi, Meiji Period
Lot 339Y
An ivory figure of a bijin By Kazutomi, Meiji Period
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,470) inc. premium
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An ivory figure of a bijin By Kazutomi, Meiji Period An ivory figure of a bijin By Kazutomi, Meiji Period
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An ivory figure of a bijin
By Kazutomi, Meiji Period
The young girl is shown clad in a formal kimono with her coiffure elegantly dressed, holding a hane (shuttlecock) and a hagoita (wooden paddle), another hane lying at her feet; signed in an oval reserve Kazutomi. 19.5cm (7 5/8in) high.

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  • 象牙彫置物 娘と羽子板 一富作 明治時代

    Hanetsuki is a traditional Japanese game, similar to badminton without a net, played with a rectangular wooden paddle (hagoita) and a brightly-coloured shuttlecock (hane), often played by girls at the New Year.
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