London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
A Shibayama style ivory square dish
inlaid in mother-of-pearl, horn, stained ivory and metal with a bird and butterfly above a basket containing pomegranates, berries and other fruit within a border of stylised flowersprays -- 3½.in (8.9cm) wide.
See Colour Plate.
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