Finely Carved Ivory Okimono of a Hagoromo Tale, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century
A Buddhist angel wearing a ‘hagoromo’ (feathered robe) with phoenix characteristics, a lute in her left hand while standing over a fisherman
height 8.3" — 21 cm.
For a similar ivory okimono, see Bonham’s London, May 17, 2012, lot 181.
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The Estate of Harry Handel (1916-1972), owner of Everyman’s Bookshop in Montreal. Purchased during the 1950’s at the Gurie Gallery, thence by descent within the family.