An ivory tusk vase and cover
Attributed to Yamauchi, Meiji Period
Boldly carved in relief with a trumpeting elephant fending off three tigers, the mammal attempting to restrain one predator on the ground by pressing it down with its foot, while another two snarling tigers prepare to attack from the front, the cover carved with a prowling tiger (missing its finial), unsigned; with a detachable five-legged elaborately-carved wood stand.
The vase 24.5cm (9 5/8in) high, the wood stand 19.5cm (7 5/8in) high. (4).