The property of a Lady
Three ivory okimono
One by Masakazu, one by Ryudo, one by Seigai, Meiji Period
Comprising: a group of a mother and child, the woman kneeling and beating cloth with a kine (mallet) on a kinuta (fulling block), her young son standing over a basket full of freshly-washed cloth, another two pestles lying on the ground, signed Masakazu, 11.5cm x 10.5cm (4½in x 4 1/8in) high; with separate wood stand simulating a river bank; the second a fisherman attempting to disentangle himself from an octopus whose tentacles have encircled his ankles, signed Ryudo, 17cm (6 5/8in) high, with wood stand; the third possibly a young actor in the role of a travelling pilgrim, clutching a kingozue in one hand and a fan in the other, signed Seigai, 17.3cm (6¾in) high; with wood stand. (6).