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A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU
c. 1890 JAPAN
The condition is quite superb throughout with no damage to either the ivory or the base, the lotus flower upon his back houses a crystal ball.
Elephants of this magnitude are increasingly scarce and rarely come onto the open market , for a recent sold example of similar proportions without a base see.
Christies sale 7316, lot 327 - 7/11/2012
For a larger example on the same style base see
Christies sale 4140 , lot 185 - 18/05/2012
Base measures 12.5" x 7" x 2.25"
|Height||22.00 cm||(8.66 inches)|
|Width||29.00 cm||(11.42 inches)|
|Depth||14.00 cm||(5.51 inches)|