Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)
Of rectangular form on an original fitted ivory base standing on four feet, the shodana (cabinet) finely inlaid with partly gilt shakudo and shibuichi as well as Shibayama-style inlays of coral, mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, and green-stained ivory around the metal inlays depicting a cat with a ball, two bijin, warriors, a courtesan, a cockerel, a bird of prey, and various flowers and other figures.
SIZE 13.5 x 10 x 5.5 cm
Condition: Good condition with traces of wear and some small natural age cracks.
Provenance: British collection.
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