793
793
A pair of Japanese octagonal aventurine lacquer kaioke (shell game) boxes
18th century
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
793
A pair of Japanese octagonal aventurine lacquer kaioke (shell game) boxes
18th century
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of Japanese octagonal aventurine lacquer kaioke (shell game) boxes
18th century

Catalogue Note

The shell game "hokkai" was played with 360 double-valved shells (kai), half of the shells enclosed a poem, the other half a drawing which corresponded to it; the shells were distributed one by one and the goal was to match the poem with the drawing; whoever was left with an 'orphan' lost the game.

Ariane Dandois: European Furniture, Paintings & Asian Art

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New York