λ A Japanese gold lacquer, Shibayama and enamelled silver vase, Meiji, quatrelobed footed form, the neck with cloisonné enamel collar, cast with four elephant heads, above four maki-e panels overlayed with carved mother of pearl, abalone, coral and stained ivory birds in foliate and floral landscapes, within silver lined ogee headed shields, on a textured and tooled leather effect gilt ground puncurated with geometric and foliate cartouches, the foot and rim cased in silver and the interior and base lacquered in aventurine, signed to an inset mother of pearl plaque, 31cm high

Sold for: £4,400

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