Traditional Japanese Art for a Bright Future "Signs of Good Fortune" from the collection of Susan Tosk

Nov 12, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020

Unsigned (Signs of Good Fortune)

Pure silver okimono of Minogame

Silver work, cast
5 in


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Nogami Ryuki (1865-1932),  Meiji period

Pure silver okimono (sculpture) of a minogame, the legendary long-tailed tortoise that lives for 10,000 years, a sign of good fortune for longevity.  Length 5 inches (12.7 cm), engraved signature Ryuki, late Meiji period.  The artist Nogami Ryuki (1865-1932) of Tokyo made works for Imperial presentation and exhibited at the great World's Fairs of the era.

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