Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century | Shibayama Box and Cover

Lot Closed

September 21, 02:57 PM GMT


2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details



Meiji period, late 19th century

Shibayama Box and Cover

inlaid mother-of-pearl, stained ivory and ebony

decorated with a profusion of flowers and foliage, including hydrangea and chrysanthemums and cherry blossoms 

5 by 12.5 by 9.5cm., 2 by 4⅞ by 3⅝in.

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