A fine and exceptionally tall ivory okimono figure of a fruit seller Meiji Period

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A fine and exceptionally tall ivory okimono figure of a fruit seller
Meiji Period

Sold for £ 74,500 (US$ 95,620) inc. premium
A fine and exceptionally tall ivory okimono figure of a fruit seller
Meiji Period
Affixed to a wood oval stand, standing, leaning to one side with a broad toothless grin, carrying under one arm a large wicker basket brimming over with persimmon fruits, the other hand pro-offering a single fruit, wearing straw sandals and a tenugui (cotton towel) over his head, a pipe within a pipecase and a tobacco pouch in the form of a stuffed bat suspended from his belt at the side; unsigned. 82cm (32¼in) high incl. stand.

Footnotes

  • 象牙彫置物 果物売 無銘 明治時代

    Provenance: a gift to the current owner's mother, the great-great-niece of Alejandro Christophersen (1866-1946), who originally acquired the ivory figure in the early 1900s.

    Alejandro Christophersen was a famous Argentine architect who designed many important buildings in the cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo including the renowned Anchorena Palace.
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A fine and exceptionally tall ivory okimono figure of a fruit seller Meiji Period
A fine and exceptionally tall ivory okimono figure of a fruit seller Meiji Period
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