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142 A KISERUZUTSU BY SHIBAYAMA YASUNOBU Japan, 19th century. Signed Shibayama and Yasunobu in a gold cartouche inlaid at the backside. The pipe case of muso-zutsu form and densely embellished on either side with neatly incised inlays of gold, coral, horn, stained ivory, aventurine glass, mother-of-pearl and malachite, creating a magnificent scene with six sparrows in a peach tree. LENGTH 23.5 cm WEIGHT 75.5 grams Provenance: British private collection. Collected prior to 1980. Condition: Excellent condition with hardly any wear. Even after 150 years not a single inlay is missing! Two natural age cracks. Gilt and incised metal mounting to the upper rim of the base section with an eyelet for suspension. Estimate EUR 3.000,Starting price EUR 1.500,-

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