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Estimate: €1,500
ca. US$1,693
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 212, Views: 90

Katalognummer: JAPNE0619-212 AN IVORY OKIMONO OF A RECUMBENT OX BY GOYOSAI By Goyosai, ivory okimono Japan, late 19th to early 20th century, Meiji period (1868-1912) An unusual ivory okimono depicting a jolly ox, the eyes double inlaid in reddish and dark horn. The ox has its head slightly lifted and tilted to the left with a very curious expression and a wide smile showing both rows of his teeth and the tongue. The details are well-carved – such as the rope halter through the nose, the bulky horns and the saddle cloth which shows an incised zig-zag pattern. The underside is equally accomplished with the expressive skin-fold of the neck and tucked-in legs, as well as the unusually large, smooth and round genitals. The signature is in a wavy reserve reads GOYOSAI 呉陽齋 – an unrecorded artist. LENGTH 11.2 cm Provenance: British private collection. Condition: Several age cracks and the stained ivory is worn in some areas – generally in good and complete condition. Schätzpreis 估價: € 1.500 Startpreis 起拍價: € 750 -

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Galerie Zacke
Title: Fine Japanese and Netsuke Art Auktion Samstag, 22. Juni 2019 um 13 Uhr CET
Date of the auction: 22 Jun 2019
Address: Galerie Zacke
Mariahilferstr. 112 /1/10
1070 Wien
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