Okimono in monobloc of elephant ivory depicting a pair of young geishas finely carved in detail, while holding in their hands a paddle called Hagoita used for the Japanese game of hanetsuki. Signature engraved under the base next to a floral motif.
Hanetsuki (Japanese: 羽根突き or 羽子突き) is a traditional Japanese game, similar to badminton without a net, played with a rectangular wooden scoop called hagoita and a brightly coloured shuttlecock. Often played by girls during the new year, the game can be played by any gender in two ways: by a person who tries to keep the flywheel up for as long as possible or by two people who beat it back and forth.
In very good condition.
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Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (number: 2617), which will be sent with the lot
Copy of Certificate of Antiquity compliant with the international CITES rules drawn up by the CE.S.AR Archaeometric Study Centre based in London, Milan and Rome, together with the item. The original is only available on request.
This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.
- Elefant Elfenbein
- Meiji Periode (1868-1912)
- Herkunftsregion/ Herkunftsland
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Raro soggetto - Geishe con Hagoita - Gioco Hanetsuki - Firmato sotto la base
- Sehr guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 18×10×8 cm