A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU
A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU

A MAGNIFICENT LARGE JAPANESE SHIBAYAMA IVORY ELEPHANT ON STAND BY JOGYOKU

c. 1890 JAPAN

Offered by Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

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As part of our oriental collection we are delighted to offer this magnificent Japanese ivory caparisoned elephant on stand , the majestic beast is bejewelled in a shibayama style decoration using a multitude of semi precious stones,coral and abalone shell,the side panniers are further decorated in high relief carving and shibayama detailing, he fits onto his original purpose made stand nicely carved with peonies and is signed to the belly in a red seal signature tablet by a well known Shibayama artist "JOGYOKU".

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"
The condition is quite superb throughout with no damage to either the ivory or the base.
Dimensions
Height 22.00 cm (8.66 inches)
Width 29.00 cm (11.42 inches)
Depth 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Medium
IVORY / SHIBAYAMA
Signed/Inscribed
"JOGYOKU"
Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

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