Netsuke - Elephant ivory - Quail on millet - Japan - Edo Period (1600-1868)

Description
Netsuke - Elephant ivory - Quail on millet - Japan - Edo Period (1600-1868)
Very good condition, see description - 2.2×3.7×2.4 cm

Description

A compact and accomplished study of a quail on two millet heads, the leaves going up the side of the quail (uzura).

The quail represents martial spirit and is also a symbol of poverty.

Quail and millet together are a symbol for autumn.

The plumage of the quail is naturalistically carved, as well as the millet with its smooth leaves.

Natural himotoshi and signature located one of the leaves OKATOMO.

Datation

late 18th to early 19th century - C.1800

Condition

One eye has been replaced, otherwise excellent condition for a netsuke of 200 years old

please check pictures for global condition


Provenance

British private collection with two valuations from S o t h e b y ’ s, by Neil K. Davey, dated 1974 & 1984, inventory no. 47

School

Kyoto

Weigth

21 gr

Signature

Okatomo

Bibliography

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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
Object
Netsuke
Material
Elephant ivory
Period
Edo Period (1600-1868)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
OKATOMO
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
Quail on millet
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
2.2×3.7×2.4 cm
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