Ivory Okimono - MASK and BASKET SELLER with FAN

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 17, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
This UNIQUE HAND CARVED OKIMONO is 100% SOLID MAMMOTH IVORY and in PERFECT CONDITION.

It was HAND CARVED, HAND SCRIMSHAWED and SIGNED by the artist.

It exhibits beautiful ivory grain - showcasing the colors nature has chosen to bestow upon it.

This OKIMONO was hand carved in China as okimonos have been carved for many centuries - a beautiful pie ce of art that will last you many lifetimes.

Mammoth ivory is over 10,000 years old and comes from the tusks of the Woolly Mammoth found primarily in the frozen tundra of Siberia .

We offer some of the FINEST QUALITY mammoth ivory okimonos you will find anyw The quality of the ivory, the carving and the scrimshaw work are exceptional.

BASKET & MASK SELLER with FAN

This handsome carving portrays a seller of baskets and masks.

Please note the intricate detail the artist has taken the time to carve into the baskets.

This gentleman is holding a fan in his left hand and clutches a rope holding the baskets in the other.

This is a beautifully carved and scrimshawed pie ce that will make a stunning addition to your collection of fine ivory okimonos.

This basket seller is 5 1/2" tall without the stand and the ivory weighs over 7 ounces.

The Mother-of-Pearl signature can be found on the underside
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