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Japanese Shibayama Ivory Elephant by MASAYUKI

Gallery Price: £8,500

Shibayama Elephant
Signed MASAYUKI on a foot.

Late 19th century, Japan

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

Private collection Zurich

Japanese Shibayama Ivory Elephant by MASAYUKI

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.

Japanese Art during the Meiji Period

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