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Nora, do you have any information on this ivory carving?

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Hi Nora, do you have any information on this ivory carving?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Thank you for the request here.
At your convenience, please send a more close-up clear, in-focus image of just the mark on the underside as well as some details of the face and the height.
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how's this?
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Great, thanks.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There,
I have not found a match to this signature for you.
I will opt-out and your question will open again to all the experts. If someone knows the answer they will post a response to you here. You do not need to re-list your question and this does not cost you extra.
I will not be able to respond back after opting-out.
I do hope you find the information that you seek.
Sincerely,
Nora
Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 1 year ago.
Good day, you appear to have a signed Japanese carved figure of an old man with an ax. The piece is signed on the underside of the base in a red lacquer reserve. The style an technique is typical of the Taishō period during the reign of Emperor, Yoshihito (1879–1926). From the lines on the bottom of the piece it is possibly Elephant ivory. The estimated value range at auction is $200.00 to $500.00. If you are considering selling the piece I suggest you look at the information provided by the Antiques Roadshow. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/tips/ivory-law.html. Thank you for your question Tim
Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 1 year ago.
Have a great day!!