This Ivory Statue is a fine breathtaking work of art and depicts an elderly Japanese man holding a swish stick and in his arm a small child who in turn is holding traditional prayer beads. At his feet is a typical Japanese dog looking up. The work is highly polished and carries really effective engraving to the clothing which of course complements the highly skilled carving. Unusually to have is the signature lozenge in red of the craftsman embeded in the base, this is being checked. C1850. 200mm High.