Japanese Meiji Okimono of Bird

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This late nineteenth century Japanese Meiji okimono depicts a small bird with incised feathers and blackened eyes. Okimono, a Japanese term meaning "ornament for display," were small carvings, typically ivory, that were larger than netsuke but had no specific purpose other than display. During the Meiji period, the finest okimono were made of carved ivory in the Tokyo School. Many were made specifically for export to the West.
Details
Place of Origin
Japan
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1890-1900
Period
19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Ivory
Condition
Good. Overall excellent condition with one leg reattached..
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
1.25 in. H x 2.88 in. W x 0.75 in. D
3 cm H x 7 cm W x 2 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
1304108977466
Address
James Sansum Inc. Fine and Decorative Art
33 E 68th St.
6th Flr
New York NY 10065
US
(646) 832-4193
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