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Estimate: 11'000 GBP   |   Starting price: 7'500 GBP ---
A LARGE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-AND-IVORY INLAY CARVED BAMBOO VASE
Meiji period


A LARGE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-AND-IVORY INLAY CARVED BAMBOO VASE
Meiji period
56,5 cm high

The external surface of the bamboo vase deeply carved with rocks, trees and clouds, the mother-of-pearl and ivory inlays assembled to build the figure of a fierce samurai, each tile finely incised, gilt and painted, inscribed大日本帝國大坂/ 荒井桃雲齊造之 (Dai Nihon mikado kuni Ōsaka/ Arai Tōunsai tsukuru kore, “Made by Arai Tōunsai from Osaka in the great Imperial Japan”) on a rectangular cartouche on the lower part of the vase.

Provenance: the property of a gentleman

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