London, South Kensington
20 July 2000
A Japanese ivory Shibayama-style box and hinged cover
of rectangular shape, inlaid in mother-of-pearl, horn, coral and stained ivory with a peacock and various insects among flower sprays, the sides with birds and insects among hanging vines -- 9½in. (24.3cm.) wide, 19th Century, (old wear).
See Colour Plate 3.
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