EXQUISITE Japanese ivory SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT Meiji

  • Sold for: Start Free Trial or Sign In to see what it's worth.
  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 14, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
EXQUISITE Japanese ivory SHIBAYAMA ELEPHANT Meiji

Item Description

FREE INSURED SHIPPING INSIDE THE U.S. for BUY-IT-NOW!!

This is a SUPERB, ANTIQUE Japanese carved ivory Okimono elephant figure - circa 1880, Meiji period.

It is carved from a single, solid piece of genuine elephant ivory tusk - guaranteed, grain is clearly visible.

A WONDERFUL depiction of an elephant with one leg in the air, trumpeting with his head high up - the ivory is SUPERBLY carved with every wrinkle of the skin and trunk visible, very fine detail and finish.

It is MASTERFULLY inset in SHIBAYAMA style with pink coral, tortoise shell, mother-of-pearl and other stones inset into the body and the blanket on its back.

It is mounted on a wood base.

Condition is EXCELLENT.

It measures 6" tall on the stand and 5" by itself x 2 7/8" wide.

Enjoy the bidding and please view our other auctions for other interesting items we post daily.

DUE TO MANY PROBLEMS WITH NEW EBAYERS, BIDDERS WITH 10 FEEDBACKS OR LESS MUST CONTACT US PRIOR TO PLACING A BID. FAILING TO DO SO WILL FORCE US TO REJECT YOUR BID

PLEASE NOTE: MANY OF MY HIGH-DOLLAR ITEMS ARE BEING OFFERED TO BIDDERS (AFTER THE AUCTION ENDED) AS 'SECOND CHANCE OFFER' - I RARELY OFFER MY ITEMS THROUGH THE 'SECOND CHANCE' OPTION - IF YOU
... read more