Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Shibayama insects on antique jade box, part 1.

In Asian > Japanese Boxes > Show & Tell and Animals > Show & Tell.
Japanese Boxes40 of 68Shibayama antique jade box, part 2.Case not sure of anything about it
Love it
Like it

Alan2310Alan2310 loves this.
melaniejmelaniej loves this.
AnnaBAnnaB loves this.
TreyTrey loves this.
AnneLandersAnneLanders loves this.
Agram.mAgram.m loves this.
toracattoracat loves this.
martikamartika loves this.
sklo42sklo42 loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
lisalisa loves this.
AmatoorPikrAmatoorPikr loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker likes this.
NevadaBladesNevadaBlades loves this.
LovelyPatLovelyPat loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
Junkman60Junkman60 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
auraaura loves this.
CaperkidCaperkid loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
Peasejean55Peasejean55 loves this.
See 20 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 6 years ago

    (441 items)

    One of a pair, an early Ebay buy 10 years ago.

    Insects inlays made of stones and coral, in Shibayama technique, I never seen that on a stone base (always on ivory or boxwood).

    Mount is base metal (pomponne?).

    1.3/4" or 4.5cm diameter, crystalline structure very hard stone, suspect white jade :-)

    It had a glued decor made of hard stones minutely carved, which had many lacks and damages!
    This decor is rather younger than the box itself!
    Seems 1920 on a 19th century box!

    Of course, I repaired lacking insects, with white polymer irised clay and tiny opals :-)

    Only intact was the coral Ladybird!

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Japanese Boxes
    See all
    $XU25 Japanese KIRI Wooden Collection box for Netsuke, Sake cup or Small thing
    $XU25 Japanese KIRI Wooden Collecti...
    Antique Engraved 950 Sterling Silver Japanese Currency Case Money Box Wallet
    Antique Engraved 950 Sterling Silve...
    $XU15: Japanese Sake Cup Collection Wooden Stand, Storage Case
    $XU15: Japanese Sake Cup Collection...
    Japanese antique 19th century meiji period satsuma jewelry box by TAIZAN
    Japanese antique 19th century meiji...
    $XU25 Japanese KIRI Wooden Collection box for Netsuke, Sake cup or Small thing
    $XU25 Japanese KIRI Wooden Collecti...
    See all


    1. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Wow very nice and unique style.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      These are awesome unusual ! :)
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Many thanks Caperkid for the wow, and the love :-)

      Mike! You're awesome too :-))
      Thank you!!!
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Aura and Vetraio for loving the bzz bzz box ;-)
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Junkman and Fortapache for your lovely visit!
    6. NevadaBlades, 6 years ago
      LOVE the Lady Bug ("tento-mushi" in Japanese)! [;>)))
    7. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Lovely bugs. Do you think the shibayama was done later then to an earlier box?
    8. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Valentino! Love ya too :-)
      Thank you Nevadablades for your nice comment and for the Japanese name for the bug :-))

      Hi Karen! I think the shibayama is original to the box, circa 19th century, the flowers being added later, around 1920 :-)
      Thank you for your interest, best, Pascale.
    9. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      OK get it now. It is so fantastic. I am in awe and envy of all of your goodies.
    10. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Ooh, thank you Karen! I'm in awe too with all your beautiful Japanese glass collection! But happily I fight not to buy any big piece, nor glass, as a hoarder, I'd be submerged ;-)
    11. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Oooh, thank you all 20 lovers !
    12. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Hey, is your favourite Auntie Molly now Jeff Banks? Posts read the same....
    13. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Very special and beautiful, just wonder, why it's take you so long to share this wonderful box, all those insect, such a nice thematic you have kyra, love it.

    14. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Hi Alan! The two boxes having some issues, and beeing fragile, were in a cabinet.
      At the time I wasn't so inventive for my repairs and forgot about them :-)
      Thank you for loving my bugs and the box :-)

      Many thanks for your loves, Anna, Lisa and Melanie!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.