Japanese ivory barge of eight 'Gods of Good Fortune', on a wooden base
Lot 352Y
Japanese ivory barge of eight 'Gods of Good Fortune', on a wooden base
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,622) inc. premium
Auction Details
Japanese ivory barge of eight 'Gods of Good Fortune', on a wooden base
Lot Details
Property from an English collection
An ivory okimono of the takarabune (treasure ship)
By Gyokushin, Meiji/Taisho Period
The 'Seven Gods of Good Fortune' seated or standing on the open deck with their respective attributes, the hull of simulated wood planks with a ho-o figurehead, some details inlaid with coral, jade and hard stones, signed Gyokushin; with separate wood stand carved in the form of simulated breaking waves.
21.3cm x 35cm (8 3/8in x 13in). (3).

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  • 象牙彫置物 七福神宝船 玉心作 明治/大正時代
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