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Subject:Meiji ivory - Boy with rooster
Posted By: Tereza Šenkeříková Thu, Jun 17, 2021 IP: 88.103.235.192

Hello,

could somebody help me with the identification of this ivory? Probably Meiji period. Does somebody know this signature? (14cm high)

Thank you
Tereza







Subject:Re: Meiji ivory - Boy with rooster
Posted By: Mark Adams Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Hi Teresa,
A most delightful looking ivory carving you have posted. Beautifully and expertly rendered.
I dont know the artist. The carving style and quality is certainly in my opinion Meiji period 1868-1912.
Hope you enjoy it. I would if I owned it. Would look stunning in the right atmosphere.
Regards,
Mark

Subject:Re: Meiji ivory - Boy with rooster
Posted By: I.Nagy Fri, Jun 18, 2021

The signature of carver reads,
光之 - Mitsuyuki
Late 19 c. item.

With regards,
I. Nagy

Subject:Re: Meiji ivory - Boy with rooster
Posted By: Tereza Šenkeříková Sat, Jun 19, 2021

Oh, thank you a lot! It is probably not so good known artist, he has almost no biography online. But it helps me. Thanks from Prague, Czech Republic :)

Subject:Re: Meiji ivory - Boy with rooster
Posted By: Tereza Šenkeříková Sat, Jun 19, 2021

Thank you for the compliment! I am searching for our antique shop in Prague. The okimono is not mine, it is possible to buy it in Antiques Cinolter in Prague :) https://antiquesprague.cz/en/search?s=okimono

Subject:Re: Meiji ivory - Boy with rooster
Posted By: Mark Adams Sun, Jun 20, 2021

How much are they asking?

Subject:Re: Meiji ivory - Boy with rooster
Posted By: Tereza Šenkeříková Sun, Jun 20, 2021

About 1200€ (depends on the currency).

Subject:Re: Meiji ivory - Boy with rooster
Posted By: Mark Adams Mon, Jun 21, 2021

Thank you. Was just curious as to the price.
The price is the imo the full retail price. If you could get it for under €1000 it would be OK if you like myself, really like it.
If it was in a auction setting given its size, condition and subject matter it would in my opinion sell for €500+.
Remember if you do buy it to always keep it in a cool place so it won't crack. Also have near by a small thimble of water.
Obviously, these carvings cannot be exported due to the world wide ban on ivory. This has impacted the prices.
Regards,
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