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Ivory okimono of a banana.  Japan.  Meiji era.  1868-1912.
Ivory okimono of a banana.  Japan.  Meiji era.  1868-1912. - Asian Art & Antiques Style Ivory okimono of a banana.  Japan.  Meiji era.  1868-1912. -
Ref : 75025
4 500 €
Period :
19th century
Asian Art & Antiques  - Ivory okimono of a banana.  Japan.  Meiji era.  1868-1912.
Kim J. Nazzi

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Ivory okimono of a banana. Japan. Meiji era. 1868-1912.

An important ivory "okimono" of a banana, naturalistically carved with a strip of skin peeled back towards the brown stalk, revealing the fleshy interior, the skin stained a pale yellow. Unsigned.

Japan. Meiji era. 1868-1912.

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity dated 24/10/2018 signed by a member of the "Chambre Royale des Antiquaires de Belgique".

Dimensions: length 16cm ; height (on stand) 9,5cm

References:

A nearly identical okimono was sold at Bonham's: "Fine Japanese Art including two masterpieces by Kitaoji Rosanjin (1883-1959)", 7 Nov. 2013, lot n.401 for
£ 6,000 (incl. buyer's premium)

Kim J. Nazzi

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