The composition set on a rock showing a war drum with a cockerel, hen and two chicks, one of them amusingly bursting through the skin of the drum. The sides of the drum are inlaid with rows of horn buttons. Next to the drum is a little rabbit, with inlaid eyes of bright orange coral. Signature KOGYOKUSAI in a wavy reserve on the underside of the rabbit. Natural himotoshi.
HEIGHT 3.8 cm
Condition: Good condition, the ivory slightly worn.
Provenance: British private collection.