A rare and finely-inlaid lacquer okimono of an elephant
By Ogawa Haritsu/Ritsuo (1663-1747), 18th century
Recumbent, its head turned to the right and its trunk raised, wearing an elaborate harness and saddle-cloth decorated in low relief with a large peony in bloom, the details inlaid in silver, gold, tsuishu, blue and green-glazed pottery, hardstones and mother-of-pearl, its eyes inlaid in glass with black pupils, signed Muchuan Haritsu with seal Kan.
14cm x 25.1cm (5½in x 9¾in).
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