Figurine (Man carrying one child; three children at his feet.); Ivory, Japan, late 19th century, 16.5 x 10.8 x 9.5 cm. An okimono may be a small Japanese carving, similar to, but larger than netsuke. Unlike netsuke, which had a specific purpose, okimono were purely decorative and were displayed in the tokonoma.
A Japanese carved ivory okimono of a geisha and child Meiji period 1868 - 1912 Realistically modelled as a young geisha piggybacking a child who is playing with an object both figures stained the geisha supported by elevated slippers signed to base 18 cm high.
Ivory Okimono of a Family This is a charming Tokyo school ivory okimono of a woman and child bringing lunch to the father during his work day. She balances a wonderfully modelled food basket overlaid with a sheer napkin covering the lunch on her head - a marvelous feat achieved by the sculptor. The child carries a tea kettle in one hand, his mother's hand in the other. "Seishu" etched signature within red cartouche and carved foliage can be found on the base. Height: 7.5" Meiji Period, Japan
FINE JAPANESE IVORY FRUIT MERCHANT FIGURE SIGNED Japanese hand carved ivory fruit merchant figure. Depicts a man holding a basket of peaches and offering one with his right hand. Fine attention to detail. Signed to bottom. 19th century. Measures 7 1/4" height x 3 3/4" width (18.4cm x 9.5cm).
SHUNMITSUSEN GYOKUSHO (1868-1912) JAPANESE A SUPERB 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD TOKYO SCHOOL OKIMONO modelled as a monkey trainer wearing ornate robes, with monkeys seated upon his shoulder with one in a hanging basket by his side. Signed. 1ft 5ins high.