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c1890 Japanese Carved Ivory Boat with Geisha Party
  • c1890 Japanese Carved Ivory Boat with Geisha Party
  • c1890 Japanese Carved Ivory Boat with Geisha Party
  • c1890 Japanese Carved Ivory Boat with Geisha Party
  • c1890 Japanese Carved Ivory Boat with Geisha Party
  • c1890 Japanese Carved Ivory Boat with Geisha Party
  • c1890 Japanese Carved Ivory Boat with Geisha Party
  • c1890 Japanese Carved Ivory Boat with Geisha Party

c1890 Japanese Carved Ivory Boat with Geisha Party

Price:

£490.00


Product Description

A very finely carved late 19th century Japanese ivory model of a boat with a party of people, including Geishas, celebrating a drink and feasting on fish.

The model boat is made of ivory clad wood. That is the planks of ivory are pinned down to the wooden body. The carved figures and details are all made of ivory and the attention to detail is exquisite. Unfortunately, although it came from Castle Hill Stately Home in Devon, the piece had been stored and forgotten in a barn and apart from having been very dirty, has lost some of its component pieces. These do not, however, detract from the beauty of the whole. That we can see missing, there’s a hand from the standing Geisha, the neck of the stringed instrument, the pole belonging to the boatman and possibly a rudder. The boatman has suffered a breakage at the level of his ankles, but has been repaired. Otherwise condition is very good. There isn’t any artist’s signature that we can see.

Size: 32 x 10 x 13 cm (12 ½ x 4 x 5 1/8 inches)
Weight: 563 g

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