Okimono (1) - Ivory - Basket maker - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Okimono (1) - Ivory - Basket maker - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Good condition, see description - 7.5×7×4.8 cm


The basket maker is at work, using a wicker stem.

He is surrounded by finished baskets, one wicker stem on his right waiting to be used, various tools on the ground.

The okimmono is carved with finesse and precision.

See the expression of the face, the ivory lace of the baskets, the rendering of the hands and feet.

Signed Yo-Shin (19th century) in a red reserve on the underside.
See also picture for identification of signature


Second half of 19th century - C.1880


70 gr




Good condition in line with its age


On or Two baskets missing on the rear of the piece ( see picture )
There is an age crack in the front of the head ( see picture ).


French Private Collection acquired in auction


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Pre-convention ivory specimen.

Complies with CE Regulation 338-97 Art.2.w.mc of 09 December 1996.

Specimen prior to June 1, 1947. Submitted according to the decree of May 4, 2017 to a prior declaration provided for in Article L. 412-1 code environment.

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The signature is deciphered for information only and regarding my study of the piece and my global knowledge.

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Lot details
Total nr of items
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin
Artist/ Maker
Title of artwork
Basket maker
Good condition, see description
7.5×7×4.8 cm
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