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Japanese Okimono Figurines

Okimono ivory figurines are Japanese works of art that date back to the Edo period (1615-1868) but gained popularity in the Meiji period (1868-1912). During this period, American trading vessels began sailing to Japan from New England, where marine ivory scrimshaw carvings were well known.

That trading route came to greatly influence a demand for Japanese works of art such as netsuke – miniature sculptures made from Japanese carved ivory that represent the culture’s habits and mythology.

Due to this new demand, Japanese metalworkers began to create okimonos to appeal to the Western audience. There are two classifications of ivory okinomos, based on trends in carving. The first includes pieces that contain chisel marks by the artist, which is admired by some Japanese art... Read more

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A SMALL JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF A SNAIL BESIDE A FRUIT, 1.25in wide & also 1.25in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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A GOOD QUALITY JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF A STANDING FAGGOT GATHERER, 2.75in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF THREE DEITIES AND A BOY ATTENDANT IN A PINE GROVE, 3.6in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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A SMALL JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF A MONKEY & THREE TOADS, 3.25in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF A BIJIN HOLDING A FAN, her other hand upraised, 3.9in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF A DEMON QUELLER, two oni cowering beneath him, 2.8in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF A STREET ENTERTAINER & HIS SON, the man holding a drum, 2.5in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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A SMALL JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF A KNEELING MAN, holding a fan, 1.75in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY SIGNED JAPANESE IVORY CANE HANDLE, carved with a variety of masks, 1.7in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A SMALL SIGNED JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY NETSUKE OF A SQUATTING BOY, holding an axe, 1.3in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF A FISHERMAN SAGE, standing with one knee upraised, 5in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD IVORY OKIMONO OF TWO FARMERS & THEIR SONS, 2.9in wide & 3.6in high.

February 21, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£160 (1 bid)

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Een Japans ivoren okimono en drie diverse benen inro's

February 22, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€200 (starting bid)

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Japon. Okimono représentant un serviteur et son en

February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM CET
Verviers, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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Japon. Grand okimono représentant un pêcheur au co

February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM CET
Verviers, Belgium

€340 (starting bid)

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Japon. Okimono représentant une marchande de fleur

February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM CET
Verviers, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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Japon. Okimono polychrome représentant un paysan p

February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM CET
Verviers, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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Japon. Okimono polychrome représentant un samourai

February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM CET
Verviers, Belgium

€140 (starting bid)

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Japon. Okimono représentant une jeune femme à l'om

February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM CET
Verviers, Belgium

€100 (starting bid)

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Japon. Okimono représentant des musiciens de rue.

February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM CET
Verviers, Belgium

€140 (starting bid)

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Japon. Okimono représentant un sage déroulant un r

February 22, 2018, 6:30 PM CET
Verviers, Belgium

€200 (starting bid)

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Japanese Bronze  okimono, Crab,

February 25, 2018, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE IVORY SECTIONAL OKIMONO, MEIJI MERIOD, modelled as a man carryin

February 27, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Darlington, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE IVORY SECTIONAL OKIMONO, MEIJI MERIOD, modelled as a man carryin

February 27, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Darlington, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE IVORY SECTIONAL OKIMONO, MEIJI PERIOD, modelled as a man holding

February 27, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Darlington, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO, MEIJI PERIOD, the figure carved from one piece as

February 27, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Darlington, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE IVORY OKIMONO, MEIJI PERIOD, carved as lions and an elephant, on

February 27, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Darlington, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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A JAPANESE IVORY ELEPHANT BRIDGE, MEIJI PERIOD, with five graduated carved

February 27, 2018, 10:00 AM GMT
Darlington, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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