Exquisite ivory shibayama fruiting pod with 11 inlaid insects

Meiji period ivory Shibayama fruit

  • Fine quality Meiji period shibayama fruiting pod set with 11 mother of pearl and semi-precious stone insects, including turquoise and amber. A green stained ivory leaf has been carved along one side of the fruit. The fruit is clearly signed. The workmanship is excellent. Circa 1890
    4.5ins long.