The property of a Gentleman
An ivory okimono figure of a fan-maker
By Shumei/Muneaki, Meiji Period
Seated cross-legged on a semi-circular base, supported on three bamboon nodes, before a traditional fan under-cutting apparatus, flanked by a hibachi and completed paper fans with bundles of cut bamboo splints (hone) lying in front of a container of glue, signed in a tsuishu-lacquer reserve Shumei/Muneaki. 11.2cm x 13.2cm (4 3/8in x 5¼in).