Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century | Shibayama Box and Cover
Meiji period, late 19th century
Shibayama Box and Cover
finely cut mother-of-pearl, ivory and coral inlaid on lacquered wood
decorated overall with a profusion of flowers and foliage, including magnolia, hydrangea and peony, nashiji base and interiors, fundame and silver rims
5.5 by 15.5 by 12.5cm., 2 by 6 by 4¾ in.
There are a few minor chips and losses to the inlays, the corners to the interior with rubbing to the gold lacquer consistent with being opened, the silver rims with some lifting and light surface marks consistent with being placed,
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