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Box Birds, Flowers Japanese Lacquer Mother of Pearl

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Box Birds, Flowers Japanese Lacquer Mother of Pearl
This box is 9-1/4" x 3-3/4" x 2" high. The black lacquer top is decorated with two birds and plants and a gold rim at the bottom. The bird at the top looks like a peacock with iridescent red and yellow inlay with a background of plants painted in gold with red and blue iridescent inlay. There is a smaller bird at the bottom, also in yellow, red and blue inlay with similar plants. All the sides of the top have little decorative spots of mother of pearl inlay. The bottom is black lacquer with a simple gold trim at the top rim. I believe that the box dates to about the 1950's or earlier. The condition is very good for such a vintage item. There are a few minor nicks at the edges of the top and the bottom, and a little wear in the gold on the bottom of the lid. The image on the top is in very good condition.

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