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).