A Japanese Meiji carved ivory tusk ornament on wooden plinth C. 1910, finely carved with a line of five sparrows in a grape vine. The leaves and vines extremely well and deeply carved in full relief. Length 53 cm including stand.
A c.1900 Japanese carved ivory tripod lidded censer, the tall lid surmounted with shishi and pup, the four captured ring handles issuing from shishi masks, the ovoid body with deep carved dominant panels including dragons amongst scrolling crowds and mysti
An fine ivory carving of the Shishi Fukijin on the Takarabune, Meiji period 1868-1912, finely carved, an elaborate vessel in full sail engraved and inked to represent woodgrain, decorated with patterns, motifs and mother-of-pearl studs and a large chicken
A fine large pair of antique Shibayama ivory vases, Meiji period, 1865-1912, Utilising the natural curvature of the tusk, exquisitely decorated in gold, coral, mother-of-pearl and depicting various birds including fowl and auspicious red crested cranes ami
A fine Chinese carved ivory gourd, Qing Dynasty to early 20th century, a fine elongated gourd fruit with trailing vine leaves, in two halves, each exquisitely carved to the interior in high relief with military figures on horseback engaged in fierce battl
A fine signed antique ivory netsuke of a Stork, Meiji period, 1865-1912, exquisitely carved, the figure of a recumbent stork with finely delineated feathers, its legs and feet curled underneath, with an integral cartouche, width 5.5 cm
A fine signed Japanese ivory okimono of a bear and cubs, Meiji period, 1865-1912, finely and naturalistically carved with a mother bear and her two play fighting cubs, with inscribed signature underside. Provenance: purchased Sotheby's 2003. Height 5.5 cm
An antique signed Chinese ivory pagoda vase, a finely carved and inked vase in two sections, the upper tiered pagoda elaborately pierced and hung with bells, the lower section in the form of a tripod censer with ornate dragon handles and richly relief carv
A fine antique Chinese ivory caparisoned horse, early 20th century, the animated semi-recumbent horse, beautifully decorated with a peacock eye saddlecloth and decorative regalia over its haunches, polished and tan coloured, and supported in a fitted rosew
A signed ivory okimono of a Bijin, Meiji period, 1865-1912, the serene figure of a kimono attired bijin, with immaculately coiffed hair, carrying a fan in her left hand and a lotus bloom in her right; with a black bordered red cartouche underside. Height 1
A small two door rosewood Chinese cabinet, the small slightly angled cabinet with an extended top with raised edges and relief carved spandrels, a shaped apron with ebonised panels to the top, sides and cupboards, the doors with floral motifs and applied f
A Japanese finely carved ivory lidded box on four low legs, Hiding inside the lid a mother of pearl insect, Meiji period, the lower half carved as a threaded bamboo basket the top half as a profusion of flowers. Height 9 cm
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