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Antique Japanese Meiji Ivory Carving Okimono Ebisu

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Antique Japanese Meiji Ivory Carving Okimono Ebisu
Featuring a fine quality Japanese antique ivory and bone carving figurine comprising two pieces. One piece, all elephant ivory, features the god of good luck/fortune, Ebisu sitting on a dock/platform with several pieces. The other piece is carved from bone comprising several interesting parts. Ebisu, one of the happy gods of good fortune, is well carved with very fine, pleasant facial features, smiling and with a beard. He is sitting on his perch, a plank of wood, the underside is even carved with wood grains, surrounded by a fan with fly whisk, gourd, basket, a little box on top of the basket, a cup, a beautiful fish, and another basket and rake at the base. Note, the log legs are carved with knots and the very bottom of the legs are carved with a core to resemble logs! Excellent, beautiful detail! The separate bone piece is also well carved with a handled bucket pail, another gourd, a chest with drawers, and a straw hat on top of the chest. Excellent condition. It appears that Ebisu may have had a fishing pole in his hand at one time, now missing. Would not be hard to replace. No other losses, restorations, cracks, chips, or damages. Measurements: 5.5" tall x 3.5" wide with basket at base. Smaller piece measures 2 3/4" long x 2.25" high x 1./5" deep. Dates circa 1915. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of receipt and the way it was packed. Sales tax charged if sold in New York state unless valid NY sales tax number and sales tax form provided.

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