An Ivory and Shibayama Elephant
Meiji Period (late 19th century)
The caparisoned and bejewelled elephant intricately inlaid in coral, stained ivory, mother-of-pearl and cowhorn in Shibayama style, with a lotus flower on its back and surmounted with a glass ball
26.5cm. high (including ball)
Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.