Miniature painting, Table screen - Coral, Elephant ivory, Lacquer, Mother of pearl, Tortoiseshell, Wood - Shibayama - Aquila - Gru della Manciuria in volo - Firmato Tokosai - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Description
Miniature painting, Table screen - Coral, Elephant ivory, Lacquer, Mother of pearl, Tortoiseshell, Wood - Shibayama - Aquila - Gru della Manciuria in volo - Firmato Tokosai - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Very good condition, see description - 17×16×7 cm

Unusual and refined table screen, entirely in ivory with hiramaki-e lacquer decorations, and inlaid applications in the shibayama technique of mother of pearl, turtle and coral with naturalistic motifs with eagle and Manchurian crane fighting on one side and on the opposite side another Manchurian crane in flight. Two stylised baku with Tama (sacred Buddhist jewel) between the jaws on the sides of the panel to complete the work. Signed Tokosai in gold lacquer.

In very good condition.

The lot will be carefully packed and shipped within 1 or at most 2 business days from the day of payment. The shipping price includes delivery via UPS, TNT, DHL or SDA courier (depending on destination address) with full insurance and professional packaging.

Original certificate compiled by Luca Mastromauro, an expert in Japanese art, registered with Milan Chamber of Commerce (number: 2617), which will be sent with the lot.
Copy of Certificate of Antiquity compliant with the international CITES rules drawn up by the CE.S.AR Archaeometric Study Centre based in London, Milan and Rome, together with the item. The original is only available on request.

This item cannot be sold to buyers outside the EU.

Lot details
Object
Miniature painting, Table screen
Material
Coral, Elephant ivory, Lacquer, Mother of pearl, Tortoiseshell, Wood
Period
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Title of artwork
Shibayama - Aquila - Gru della Manciuria in volo - Firmato Tokosai
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
17×16×7 cm
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