CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP
CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP
CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP
CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP
CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP
CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP
CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP
CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP
CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP
CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP
CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP

CHARMING JAPANESE IVORY SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT GROUP

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 charming little ivory okimono group ,the okimono has been nicely inlaid in a shibayama style with the use of coral and other semi precious stones and further stained detailing , the elephant is obviously part of a procession ,he has two young boys with a drum riding high in his howdah,dancing around the elephant are musicians and attendants with flags and other various instruments , the base of this one piece okimono is decorated with further inlays and a greek key type pattern , the underside is further decorated and signed with a three character mark and a red seal , we understand the signature reads Houshinsai .

The condition is great , the ivory has toned to a rich mellow colour with minor expected age lines .
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Dimensions
Height 8.50 cm (3.35 inches)
Width 7.00 cm (2.76 inches)
Depth 5.50 cm (2.17 inches)
Medium
IVORY / SHIBAYAMA
Signed/Inscribed
HOUSHINSAI
Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)

Steve Sly Japanese Works Of Art (Stags Head Antiques Ltd)
Dorset
United Kingdom

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