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irelandp
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Identify artist

Postby irelandp » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:40 am

I have two ivory figures about 10cm high. Any help in identifying the artist would be appreciated. The picture shows the symbols on the base.
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Signature on base of each figure

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Thanks

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chonchon
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Re: Identify artist

Postby chonchon » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:47 am

Re: Okimono.

The figures look as if they might be bone or stag antler. (?) Do both bases, which might be ivory, have the same 玉山 signature?

This can be read as Gyokuzan, or Tamayama. :)
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Re: Identify artist

Postby Vlad » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:56 pm

Definitely not an artist! 8-)
"Man sieht nur, was man weiß" - "One sees only what one knows". Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

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Re: Identify artist

Postby irelandp » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:57 am

Yes, both bases have the same characters and four leaf "flower".

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Re: Identify artist

Postby chonchon » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:11 am

What is the purpose of the hole/plug below the waist?
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Re: Identify artist

Postby irelandp » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:20 am

Not sure, I do not think it goes through. Perhaps it was a plug for something else that has got lost. If you look the top one has what appears to be a short stub in that hole.

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Re: Identify artist

Postby Vlad » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:42 am

chonchon wrote:What is the purpose of the hole/plug below the waist?


They appear to be glued from a few chunks of ivory each, Piers. Those must've been used to hold them together...
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