|The head with a long pigtail wrapped around it.|
Signed and inscribed: ryojun-rō kanraku shōsū Josō chokutō [which translates roughly as: victim of the victory at Ryojun, carved with humility Josō].
This is presumably a Chinese or Manchurian victim of the bloody massacre at Port Arthur [Jap.: Ryojun], perpetrated by the Japanese over two or three days from 21st November 1894. The ojime may have been carved in the immediate aftermath of the massacre, or in response to the renewed militaristic confidence aroused by Japan's victory over Russia in 1905.NOTE: This lot contains antique ivory. The Curator's Eye is not able to assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US, as The United States Government has banned the import of ivory into the US. This lot may also require a licence or certificate prior to exportation from the UK and may require additional licences or certificates to be imported into other countries. Export and/or import licences and/or certificates are solely the responsibility of the buyer, and a buyer’s inability to obtain them is not reason for a delay in payment or a lot' sale cancellation.
|Lot ID: 139|
|Sale Price: GBP 0|
|Sale ID: 1|
|Sale Date: July 14, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Live Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: British Antique Dealers Association|
|Sale Terms: View here|
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|Location of Origin: Japan|
|Medium/Materials: Elephant ivory|
|Dimensions: Height: 2cm|
|Primary Classification: Asian Art : Japanese Antiques|
|Item Condition:||Good condition.|
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