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A lacquer, ivory and wood figure of Yaoya Oshichi. The legendary figure holding an ivory drumstick in her raised left hand and an open ivory fan in her right. The figure, signaling a fire alarm by beating a drum, dressed in long robes decorated in gold lacquer with floral designs. An ivory pouch with inscription on her obi behind her.
Height: 9 inches (23 cms)
A circular wood, bone and lacquer panel decorated with a mixing bowl with a long handled utensil resting against the side, with a small fish also on the rim. Two radishes and a shell fish rest on the table.
Signed on the bowl: Ryuzou with the seal also on the bowl reading Kohmei Ishikawa.
Diameter: 16 inches (40.5 cms)