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Japanese Ivory Okimono,19thC ,purchased @ Christie's

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 Sold-purchased in Amsterdam, Holland @ Christies 
Japanese IVORY OKIMONO of a doll maker kneeling next to his chest of tools holding a DHARUMA doll which he is working on and not yet finished. Some slight damage to the chest of tools, otherwise, very expressive with wonderful detail. Purchased in Amsterdam @ Christie's, see catalog "Asian Ceramics and Works of Art," 8 May 2001, Lot #50, pg. 22. Height is 1.18 inches or 3.3 cms. Circa Meiji era, late 19th Century.