Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ivory Geisha

 This is an elegant carving in ivory of a geisha. She is 5 5/8" tall and holding a purse and wearing a traditional Japanese kimono. Ther is some signs of age, the base is cracked, along with several cracks throughout her torso and face, but that is the nature of old ivory. The fingers are broken from her hand and I imagine at one time she held a parisol. The carving is exquisite even with these age related issues.
 Face is carved with a lovely expression and balance. You can see the damage to the hand in this photo.

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