A pair of Shibayama style ivory tusk vases Meiji Period
Lot 279Y
A pair of Shibayama style ivory tusk vases
Meiji Period
Sold for £16,800 (US$ 26,288) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of Shibayama style ivory tusk vases Meiji Period A pair of Shibayama style ivory tusk vases Meiji Period A pair of Shibayama style ivory tusk vases Meiji Period
A pair of Shibayama style ivory tusk vases
Meiji Period
Both typically executed in stained ivory, mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell, the front of one vase decorated with an exotic long-tailed bird perched on a flowering cherry branch, the other with sparrows in flight and finch perched among flowering chrysanthemum shrubs, an elaborate ikebana basket suspended from cherry branches on the reverse, unsigned; both on detachable wooden table reticulated stands. Both 29.2cm (11½in) high excluding stand. (4).

Footnotes

  • 花鳥図芝山象嵌象牙花立 一対 無銘 明治時代

    Provenance: an English private collection.
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