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Japanese Lacquer Shell Storage Box
Very handsome cylindrical box with lid, black lacquer exterior and red lacquer interior, resting on four supports ending in legs. The body with horizontal ribs, metal fittings etched with hexagons. Similar boxes are known as hokai, and were used to store the shells for kai-awase, the "shell matching game." Dark brown lacquer exterior with red lacquer interior. Late 19th/early 20th century Meiji. Some wear and tear. Measurements: H 16 3/4", D 14."


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