A silver-mounted Shibayama style ivory tusk vase
By Masamitsu, Meiji Period
Lavishly decorated in typical Shibayama style with a kingfisher about to swoop down from its flowering perch and a duck swimming among water plantain on one side, and an ornate inverted kabuto-shaped ikebana basket display, brimming over with a profusion of peonies and cherry blossoms on the reverse, signed in a mother-of-pearl reserve Masamitsu; affixed to a wood stand and supported on a detachable, integral five-footed, elaborately carved wood stand. The tusk vase 40.6cm (16in) high; the stand 40cm (15¾in) high. (2).