Sunday, July 5, 2015

33 Japanese ivory carvings


Japanese ivory carving of a basket vendor, signed, head slightly loose, 6 ½" h.

Japanese ivory carving of man with basket, rooster and chick, signed, minor hairlines throughout, 7" h.

 Japanese ivory carving of biwa player flanked by two children, signed, minor loss to top of instrument, some areas of scruffing and cracking, 9 3/8" h

Japanese ivory carving of an elaborately etched lady holding a biwa, some loss to paint on face, 7" h.

Five ivory Japanese figural netsuke, all signed, including: three sitting men, one with mortar and pestle, 1 1/2" h.; one painting a vessel with brush, 1 1/2" h.; and the third writing inside of a book, 1 1/2" h.; along with standing man holding child and basket of vegetation, 3 1/2" h.; and a female figure with interchanging face, 1 1/2" h., all with expected surface wear; along with a 19th C. Japanese two-case bone inro carved with insects, some areas of wear around corners, minor surface scratching, 4" h.

Japanese ivory carving of figure seated with meal and tea accessories, signed, on wood base, some loose parts, damage to chopstick, teapot missing handle and detached from base, 8" l.

Two pieces of carved Japanese ivory including: elaborately carved cylindrical box, bird, foliate and floral decoration, two hairline cracks along top of cap, 6" l; along with a 19th C. landscape engraved ivory three-case inro with ivory netsuke, case depicts fisherman along coastline on one side and hiker looking up at mountain range on the other, attached netsuke of man crouching, some buildup on bottom compartment, 2 3/4" h.

Japanese ivory carving of a samurai wearing two swords and elaborately etched robes, signed, both sword handles broken (pieces present), 6 3/4" h.

Japanese ivory carving of fishmonger, signed, some cracking along base, 4 ¾" h.

Japanese ivory carving of a man with two roosters and two boys, one with a hobby horse, signed, minor surface scratching, 6" h.

Japanese ivory carvings, five pieces: four female musicians, one with free standing drum, signed, skirt on one repaired at hem, two 3 3/4" h., two 4" h.

Japanese ivory carving of a fisherman holding a trident spear with a child holding a net at his feet, some color, signed, 8 1/4" h.

Japanese ivory carving of a fisherman holding a net and basket, signed, marked "Made in Japan," 7 ¼" h.

Japanese ivory carving of a fisherman with boy on a wooden base, signed with plaque, broken staffs in hands of both figures, boy detaches from base, 10 1/2" l.

Japanese ivory carvings, seven pieces: three female musicians and one fan dancer, some hairline cracks and loose parts, each 2 - 2 3/4" h.; along with two standing ladies, one holding an umbrella, signed; the other in pose, detached head, loss and damage, unsigned, both 4 1/2" h.

Japanese ivory carving of a female drummer wearing a high hat, colored, signed, broken hand (present), 9 1/8" h.

Two Japanese ivory carvings: one of a fisherman holding a pole, signed, pole damaged with loss, 5 1/2" h.; the second a lady holding shears, signed, ivory split across sides of face, 7 1/2" h.

Two Japanese ivory carvings: first of a fisherman holding a large net, signed, hairline along top of head and base, 5 3/4" h.; along with carving of a melon merchant, signed, detached base, head, branch and melon, 5" h.

Acknowledgment: Winter Associates