Rare outstanding craftsmanship, incredible museum quality Japanese Shibayama Ivory Elephant.
Magnificent and superbly carved Meiji Shibayama Ivory elephant
The surface profusely inlaid with finely carved ornaments and symbols in mother-of-pearl, abalone shell, coral, tortoiseshell, and amber. Carrying an 8cm diameter lens quality optical glass ball.
Some minor inlay losses.