Live Auction, 7 October 2019

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R 102 420
Lot 128
  • A large Japanese gold-lacquer and ivory figural okimono of a woodsman, Meiji period, 1868-1912

Lot Estimate
R 30 000 - 35 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
R 102 420

About this Item

A large Japanese gold-lacquer and ivory figural okimono of a woodsman, Meiji period, 1868-1912


the standing figure holding a later staff in his right hand, his jacket and pantaloons decorated with gold lacquer and coloured mons in hiramaki-e, takamakie and aogai, a large frame supporting bundles of tied brushwood and kindling strapped to his back, his left hip with a tobacco pouch and netsuke, wearing waraji sandles, tobacco pouch signed, his left sleeve signed Koho in gold lacquer, signed Teimin in the rectangular red lacquer reserve, on a fixed carved wooden base, 42cm high including stand


*This lot is not suitable for export

Provenance

The Andrew Newall Collection.

Literature

cf. Laura Bordignon (2010) The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono, Dr A. M. Kanter’s Collection, Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd, Woodbridge, Suffolk, pages 144 & 145, where an example by the same maker is illustrated in colour


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