Two panels. The second has already been appraised. Also made with bone, ivory and possibly mother of pearl. Also maybe 1900’s to 1920’s
Inherited from a friends grandmother that was an art collector. In Virginia.
This is an antique panel from Japan that dates to 1900 - 1910 during the late Meiji period. This form of art is called Shibayama, which is an inlaid design using natural materials. Yours is a panel with pieced and carved bone, ivory and mother of pearl. The image is of an aging warrior, likely a mentor or teacher. The style of carving into bone or ivory is called scrimshaw in the West. The pieces are laid into a black lacquered panel; the panel shows some condition issues. The estimate factors in the condition is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.