A tall ivory okimono figure of a cormorant fisherman By Akamune, Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century

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Lot 297Y Ф
A tall ivory okimono figure of a cormorant fisherman
By Akamune, Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century

Sold for £ 6,250 (US$ 7,895) inc. premium
A tall ivory okimono figure of a cormorant fisherman
By Akamune, Meiji era (1868-1912), late 19th/early 20th century
Standing with one foot resting on a wave-lashed rock, wearing a tenugui wrapped around his head and a straw apron, a basket strapped to his right thigh, one bird gripping a fish in its beak held at chest height and perched on his right hand retained by a rope, a second tethered cormorant standing at his feet; signed on the base in a red-lacquer reserve Akamune. 52.5cm (20 5/8in) high.
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