The body of the miniature vase is carved from ivory with pine branches in high relief. Both sides bear a circular Shakudo plaque with high relief inlays in gold, silver, Shibuichi and copper. One side shows the popular theme of tiger and dragon and the other portrays Kinko Sennin riding on his carp.
HEIGHT 9 cm
WEIGHT 74.5 grams
Condition: Fine condition with a few small natural age cracks and one microscopic associated loss. Good old patina.
Provenance: Austrian private collection. Acquired before 1990 in the local auction market.