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143 A RARE INRO BY SHIBAYAMA YASUNOBU Japan, 19th century. Signed Shibayama saku and Yasunobu on a mother-of-pearl cartouche inlaid at the underside. The four-case inro is carved from ivory and densely embellished on either side with neatly incised inlays of coral, horn, stained ivory and malachite in high relief, creating a vivid circumferential scene with five sparrows in a peach tree. HEIGHT 8.2 cm WEIGHT 80.2 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 to lowest case. Estimate EUR 3.000,Starting price EUR 1.500,-

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