All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1091447 (stock #IVR185)
DESCRIPTION: A well carved Japanese ivory sculpture (or okimono) depicting a fisherman who finds a large shell on the beach. To his surprise, a startled monkey emerges from the shell rather than a mollusk! The carving is of high-quality, illustrated by the fisherman’s movement, detailed straw hat and decorated robe, held together with a sash from which a tobacco pouch hangs. Meiji Period, 1868 – 1912 and artist signed on the base of the shell...