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154 A TOKYO SCHOOL IVORY OKIMONO Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912). This masterly carved miniature okimono portrays two brothers at play: the younger boy is sitting piggyback on the the elder who is retaining a cheerful facial expression although his sibling is pulling his hair and whipping him with a bamboo cane for ‘motivation’. HEIGHT 8 cm WEIGHT 124 grams Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Chipping to two hands and one foot, one hand reattached. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

155 A REPENTING ONI BY GYOKUSEN Japan, 19th century. The ivory okimono of superior quality and with an appealing natural patina. Signed Gyokusen on the right thigh. Depicted is a repenting Oni impersonating a Sarumawashi monkey trainer, holding a drum and stick as well as a rattle. He is shown with a monkey at his shoulder who is pulling his ear. On the Oni’s tobacco pouch can be read: Beware of the fire. HEIGHT 9.5 cm WEIGHT 38.5 grams Provenance: British private collection. Collected prior to 1980. Condition: Legs and stag antler plinth not original to the piece. Otherwise fine condition. Estimate EUR 600,Starting price EUR 300,-

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