JAPANESE CARVED IVORY OKIMONO MAN W SQUIRRELS Large Japanese carved ivory okimono, mid to late 19th C., depicting a walking man with a basket of fruiting branches and a dray of squirrels; a basket of branches at his back. Highly detailed with monochrome staining to enhance features. Red cartouche with signature on underside. Fitted to base with peg in foot. Provenance: Private Minnesota estate. Weight: 6.2lbs Size: 15.5 x 5"
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