A beautiful okimono of Ebisu in the role of a shopkeeper, seated with his left leg cossed, gazing up from a soroban, two account books placed before him, flanked by a suzuribako on his left and a basket of fish at his right, signed Toshimune.
Okimono en forme de paysan fumant ivoire et bois Japon
A Japanese carved ivory figure, of a woman being buffeted by the wind and reaching for her hat, signed to the base, height 26cm (10 1/4in.). An okimono may be a small Japanese carving, similar to, but larger than netsuke. Unlike netsuke, which had a specific purpose, okimono were purely decorative and were displayed in the tokonoma.
菩薩像 | 仏像販売・仏像彫刻の専門店の仏像彫刻原田
Ryusai (Japan) Foreign Archer with Monkey, late 18th century Netsuke, Wood with inlays,
Ivory Netsuke of a Man on a Horse, Japan, 19th century, surrounded by six men in various poses including a horse attendant, two children in baskets on the horse's back, signed "Chounsai Gyokumin (長雲齋 玉眠)" to circular base, ht. 2 1/8, dia. to 2 in.