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Okimono - Ivory - Character with dragon - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Lot reference 30478933

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Very good condition, see description - 32×7.5×5 cm

Object: Okimono (More lots)
Material: Ivory
Period: Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin: Japan
Artist/ Maker: Masa-Yuki
Attribution: Original
Title of artwork: Character with dragon
Condition: Very good condition, see description
Dimensions: 32×7.5×5 cm

Description

The okimono represents a man, standing on a rock and holding a partially unwound scrool extended between his two hands, with a dragon above his head and left shoulder.

The head of the dragon seems resting on a small cushion of clouds laid on the man's head. Some clouds hide part of his tail, so as to comply with the belief that one cannot see a dragon in its whole without dying immediately.

The tip of the tail of the dragon seems to be pointing at the unwound scroll. A second rolled scroll is figured between the feet of the man.

This ensemble reminds of the legend stating that it was the dragons that conveyed to Nagarjuna the most important text of the doctrines of the Mahayana, the buddhism of Greater Vehicle.

Signed Masa-Yuki on the underside. The piece is extremely well carved, with great finesse in the details (expression and clothing of the man, details of the hands and feet, scales and posture of the dragon, its three claws legs, fluffyness of the small clouds..)

Datation

End of 19th century - C.1885

Weigth

998 gr

Signature

Masa-Yuki on the underside.

Condition

Very good condition.
Please check pictures for global condition


Provenance

Belgium private collection acquired after succession

Delivery

For luxembourg the delivery will be made by the seller.

For other countries delivery made by Fedex with insurance and secure transport box

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When the purchased item requires it, a wooden box / MDF will be realized implying a delay of 5 to 7 working days before shipping.

Shipping cost will be applied per item.

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Follow-up of the shipment by tracking, transport insurance for the amount of the sale excluding Catawiki commission.

Pre-convention ivory specimen.

Complies with CE Regulation 338-97 Art.2.w.mc of 09 December 1996.

Specimen prior to June 1, 1947. Submitted according to the decree of May 4, 2017 to a prior declaration provided for in Article L. 412-1 code environment.

A physical expertise of the piece will be realized by an independent expert confirming that the piece was realized before 1947 and is well of the announced period.

This document will be given to the buyer after purchase, the document price is 50 euro and is included in the delivery costs.

For an exit of the EU, a CITES of re-export will be necessary, this one being at the charge of the future purchaser. The issuance of such a document is not automatic

The signature is deciphered for information only and regarding my study of the piece and my global knowledge.

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Catawiki member since January 15, 2019, received 28 reviews in total (28 in last 12 months)

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    Professional packing and shipment.
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    user-c3e5496 October 25, 2019

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    Thank you even if it take time to be deliver in Beijing - China
    Our communication was perfect
    Very happy you are satisfy of our work and you love this pieces
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    Complimenti al venditore (già fatti direttamente). Ho riscontrato grande
    professionalità, grande puntualità, grande qualità e sopratutto tanta, tanta
    attenzione nei riguardi del compratore. Grazie
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    user-852608e September 15, 2019

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    prachtige kwaliteit, met correcte documentatie. bedankt
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    prachtige kwaliteit, het werd geleverd door de verkoper zelf met degelijke uitleg. dank.
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    user-61b34e1 September 9, 2019

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    🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Heel hartelijk bedankt .
    een warm welkom met uitstekende zelfgemaakte koffie.
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    Excellent value, very good packaging. Recommended!
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    jnhei August 30, 2019

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    Thanks a lot
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    Excelente vendedor. Muy comunicativo y profesional. Cuidadoso embalaje. La pieza se ajusta a la descripción dada.
    Gracias por una transacción rápida y correcta
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    ichiji August 2, 2019

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    All time real pleasure to exchange with people who understand our quality, work and professional way to work
    Many thanks for this evaluation sir
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    Buena descripción de la pieza. Buena talla. Un placer tratar con un vendedor tan profesional. ¡Enhorabuena!
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    ichiji August 2, 2019

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    El vendedor ha hecho gala de una gran profesionalidad haciendo un seguimiento continuado del envio. El producto es de una calidad excepcional. Si tuviera que puntuar pondria un diez.
    Muchas Gracias
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    josejs July 30, 2019

  • The netsukes were perfectely in accordance with the description and a comprehensive documentation was joined to the shipment.
    The pieces were extremely well packaged and delivered within one day.

    user-1f62e19 June 6, 2019

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    It’s a real pleasure for us to see reaction of each customer
    Many thanks for your time and private message
    Your eye are pretty good for someone who start netsuke collection
    Take care
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  • all perfect!!
    serious and very kind seller
      the objects are magnificent
    Thank you so much
    Marina Calanna

    user-f9963d2 May 28, 2019

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    Aucun problème, livraison très rapide.
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    Fougeraie17 May 3, 2019

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    Okimono molto bello, corrispondente alle foto e alla descrizione. Confezione curata in tutti i particolari e arrivata nei tempi stabiliti
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    user-c684468 April 26, 2019

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    grazie è bello vedere un commento ringraziando il nostro lavoro di competenza
    grazie per il tuo apprezzamento

    Many thanks and apologize me for my bad italien writing
    It is all time a pleasure to have customer who understand that we are professional dealer and study each piece to provide the best authenticity and quality
    Many thanks also for your understanding of our work in packaging to take care of your purchase
    Many thanks ??
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    Les tortues sont rapides délicates et finement sculptées un bonheur de les accueillir dans ma maison mille merci et longue vie
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    gegedu10 April 5, 2019

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    Merci beaucoup ? un plaisir que cette pièce soit dans votre collection
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    Very nice item, thank you ! Good and prompt contact, very fast shipping, perfectly packed.
    Highly recommended seller !
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    Operafan April 2, 2019

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  • Excellent packaging, beautiful piece. Thank you.

    Vadim7605 March 28, 2019

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    bonjour
    je viens de recevoir mon lot en très bonne état.Emballage de très grande qualité .Expédition rapide je conseille ce vendeur et je suis prêt a faire une autre commande si un autre lot me plait.
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    Magnifique netsuké, l'emballage remarquable. Correspond à la description.
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    user-44ecfdb March 15, 2019

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    Merci pour votre opinion
    Quel plaisir de voir qu’il reste des collectionneurs averti qui comprenne à la fois la qualité et le travail fourni pour l’envoi

    Au plaisir de vous revoir sur une prochaine vente catawiki

    Bien à vous

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    Ware wie beschrieben. Schnelle Lieferung. Sehr gute Kommunikation. Vielen Dank !
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    suys March 6, 2019

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    user-802894a February 26, 2019

  • Items were just as described. No disappointment whatsoever. Very rapid and friendly shipping. All in all, a highly professional service. Thank you!

    Balthus55 February 26, 2019

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    Tolle Netsuke, schnelle Lieferung. Alles bestens, danke!
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    Supervendeur Très professionel Envoie de l'objet très soigné avec documentation Vraiment à recommender J'espère d'avoir l'occasion dans le futur d'obtenir des objets par son intermédiare Supercontent
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