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Japanese Meiji Shakudō Vesta Case

$500.00

Description

DATE: Meiji period, c.1890

A fine example of Japanese Shakudō mixed metalwork. This vesta case is decorated with crabs and other sea creatures - in relief - above a kind of "crazy paving" backdrop. It dates to the late 19th Century, and has developed the most beautiful patina over the years.

MATERIALS

4-10% Gold, and Copper

MEASUREMENTS

4.6 x 3.1cm

WEIGHT

15.4g

MARKS

No marks present

CONDITION

Very good, with firm hinge and lovely antique patina

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