PRIVATE COLLECTION

Shibayama pair of vases

"Dragons" and "Eagle with dragons"

 

A Japanese silver mounted ivory and shibayama two-handled vase in colour with dragon handles, the cover with cranes, the lobed ivory body inlaid with various coloured mother-of-pearl and hardstone birds on flowering branches, 22 and 16 cm high, marked base master Esikadzu; master Mizuaki, Meiji period