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Ɏ A FINE IVORY OKIMONO OF AN OKINA DANCER Unsigned Japan,...

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Ɏ A FINE IVORY OKIMONO OF AN OKINA DANCER Unsigned Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) Finely carved as a dancer from the Noh play Okina holding a fan and depicted in a dancing posture. The dancer wears an eboshi and an Okina mask with sensitively crafted features. His voluminous robe is decorated and stained with finely incised, flaming mitsutomo-e crests. Inscribed to the underside, ‘Kotobuki (Ju)’ [Auspicious. A felicitous long life] 壽(寿). HEIGHT 10.9 cm Condition: Excellent condition with minor surface wear. One tiny nick to the outer-edge of the fan, small scratch to the left shoulder, and light scratches to the base. Provenance: Collection Gabor Orszagh, Budapest, Hungary. Trade Certificate: The trade certificate for the sale of this lot within the EU has been granted (permit number AT 24-B-0126). This item contains ivory, rhinoceros horn, tortoise shell, and/or some types of tropical wood and is subject to CITES when exporting outside the EU. It is typically not possible to export such items outside of the EU, including to the UK. Therefore, after this item has the necessary trade certificate, it can only be shipped within the EU or picked up in our gallery in person.