London, South Kensington
28 June 2001
A pair of ivory Shibayama style tusk vases
decorated in mother-of-pearl, stained ivory and tortoiseshell, each with a pair of birds perched on a tree among prunus branches and foliage, decorated to the reverse with leafy branches and insects in flight, tortoiseshell tablets signed Masayuki, carved and pierced wooden stands -- 15¾in. (40cm.) high, total height, (two pieces of inlay missing, age cracks to the top).
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