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A Japanese ivory okimono of a dutcman signed Meido

A Japanese ivory okimono of a dutcman signed Meido


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1900: Item # 1400512
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Please visit our website for more pictures https://www.artecollezione.it/en/product/japanese-ivory-okimono-dutchman-child-tokyo-school-meido/ A large Japanese ivory Okimono depicting a character with a child who is playing with a tambourine; uncommon and rare satirical subject of exceptional size. Peculiar depiction of a character of European appearance with a funny and amused expression on his face who is holding a child with similar Western features, who is playing with a tambourine. Meido’s great craftsmanship makes this character stand out in that all possible objects and symbols of the Japanese culture are represented. He is wearing a Kimono and getas and seems to be standing in a precarious position, almost restless. A change purse, a tobacco pouch/tin with a Netsuke depicting Okame’s face, a pumpkin-shaped container and a large fan can be appreciated. Embossed signature Meido kore zo under base; an example of Tokyo School’s realism. An Okimono by this very artist was sold by the auction Christie’s see: Christie’s London sale 6099 11th May 2011. Meiji Period second half 19th century Sizes: 37 cm. Condition report: Good condition