An unusually large walrus ivory pipecase By Mitsuyuki (late 19th century)
Of aikuchi-zutsu form, carved in very high relief with numerous villagers at various pursuits, the upper part similarly carved with sen'nin, signed Mitsuyuki 9 1/4in (23.5cm)
A walrus tusk kiseruzutsu
By Ikeda Taishin (1825-1903), late 19th century
Of otoshi-zutsu type, in the form of a bean pod, lacquered in gold and coloured takamakie with a large cricket beneath a trailing kiri plant, signed Taishin. 21.6cm (8½in).
By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891)
Of muso-zutsu form, folded at both ends, lacquered and inlaid with a grasshopper on a creeping plant, with details in pewter and with fastening bands at either end, signed Zeshin
8 1/4in (21cm)