As part of our Japanese works of art we are delighted to offer this finely carved lidded Ivory Tusk pot from the latter part of the Meiji period 1868-1912 , circa 1900 , the artist has skilfully carved a scene of the seven Japanese Gods of good fortune around the hollowed out Tusk section , the scene played out amidst a mountainous backdrop includes Ebisu with his fish , Daikoku with his Mallet and swag bag , Jurojin with his staff and Hotei revealing his huge belly , as well as Bishamonten, Fukurokuju and the female Goddess Benten , the trinket box is fitted with a solid Ivory base and a carved Ivory lid, the lid depicting lucky Gods implements and surmounted by a carved finial , artist signed in a two character red signature to the side , a very useful trinket box that would make a great addition to your Japanese works of art collection .
Private UK collector.
Lovely solid condition throughout.
You will note an old hairline crack below the signature, this is original to the piece and totally stable , so much so that the artist has carved it inside as a flower stem .
Height : 5.25″ 13.5 cm
Width : 4.25″ 11 cm
Depth : 4.0″ 10 cm
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