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Meiji Japanese Shibayama Jewelled Ivory Elephant Okimono by MASAYUKI

Magnificent and superbly carved Meiji Shibayama jewelled Ivory elephant inlaid with finely carved ornament of mother of pearl, abalone shell, coral, tortoiseshell, amber and many more selected natural materials and stones. carrying a 8cm diameter lens quality optical glass ball.

Japanese, Shibayama.
Signed MASAYUKI on a foot.

Late 19th century

Height with ball 30cm 12in
Height without 22cm 8.75in
Length 28cm 11in
Depth 14cm 5.5in

Provenance
Private collection Zurich

Some losses, overall in excellent condition.

Meiji Japanese Shibayama Jewelled Ivory Elephant Okimono by MASAYUKI

Rare outstanding craftsmanship, incredible piece.

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