Okimono – Elephant ivory – Superior quality – Scene of everyday life – Grandmother with grandchild – Signed Munetada – Japan – Meiji period (1868-1912)

Exceptional elephant ivory okimono depicting a scene of everyday life with a happy child showing the trumpet to the grandmother who seems to recommend herself with the index finger and a caress on the shoulder.
Beautiful scene of real life represented in such a way as to convey the feelings of the two figures, also readable by the smile of the child and by the serenity of the grandmother who at the same shows the fatigue of an elderly woman who approaches by bending down and leaning her weight on her left leg.
Munetada signature engraved on red lacquer under the base.

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