Japanese Ivory Lobster Okimono

By Yamazaki Nankai, Late Meiji Period (1868-1912)

naturalistically carved and fully articulated, the eyes stained, signed in a red oval seal ‘Nankai’, with custom made box

Measurements:
length 44 cm
Provenance:
The Collection of a Gentleman, Sydney
Labels:
Cf. for comparison an almost identical lobster illustrated in the Shoto Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalogue, The History of Ivory Carvings, Tokyo, 1996, p.119
  • EStimate $3,000 - $5,000
  • sold $3,600 Incl BP
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