A Shibayama-style silver-mounted ivory tusk vase By Masayuki, Meiji Period
Lot 232Y
A Shibayama-style silver-mounted ivory tusk vase By Masayuki, Meiji Period
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,711) inc. premium
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A Shibayama-style silver-mounted ivory tusk vase By Masayuki, Meiji Period
Lot Details
A Shibayama-style silver-mounted ivory tusk vase
By Masayuki, Meiji Period
Lavishly decorated in typical Shibayama-style on one side with a cockerel perched on a drum, in front of a stream beside which grows a shrub of peonies and cherry blossoms, the reverse with a goose about to swoop down on stalks of fuyo (cotton rose) and susuki growing in a stream, the cover surmounted with a finial in the form of a seated monkey examining a netsuke of a Kyogen mask of Okame, signed Masayuki; on a wood stand and supported on a detachable, integral five-footed, elaborately-carved wood stand.
The tusk vase 41cm (16in) high, the stand 36.3cm (14¼in) high. (3).

Footnotes

  • 花鳥太鼓図猿鈕芝山象嵌象牙花立 政之作 明治時代

    Provenance: Wilfred Randolph Brown. He was a well-known and respected property developer in Liverpool during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1935, he commissioned his son, Neville Montague Beresford, an architect by profession, to design and build a country home, The Chase, for his family in twelve acres of land outside the village of Great Sutton on the Wirral. Although The Chase was developed in the art deco style, Wilfred and his wife Francis Eliza furnished their home with artefacts from all over the world. They established an oriental room which included furniture and ceramics from the Far East, particularly China and Japan. This Japanese Shibayama-inlaid tusk vase was a significant piece of their collection.
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