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Lovely Japanese Bekko, Turtoise Shell Box

Lovely Japanese Bekko, Turtoise Shell Box


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 992069

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The size of Box: 3 1/4" Long x 2 3/4" Wide x 2 1/4" High (top of handle/folded down.) Beautiful Bekko(turtoise shell) three layers box. It had two snaps front and back. It will open the top layer by just lift the cover. Other layers will be opened by accordion type mechanically open as one of photo showing. I never seen like this kind box. The cop of box has carved Kiku(chrysanthemum) design. The condition of box excellent for the age, except noting two last spot photo. Spot 1 has hairline in the side first layer on the back. Spot 2 has mended holder which function very well. No difficulty to open and close smoothly. Few insect nibbled spots around including at Kiku design top which is normal for this aged Bekko. The second layer tray missing the bottom. The first and third layer tray functionable. Dating from late Meiji to Taisho period around 1900-1920.