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19c Japanese Whist Counter MONKEYS

19c Japanese Whist Counter MONKEYS


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1299603
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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$325

Late 19th century rosewood and ivory game counter with 8 tabs carved with monkeys in different attitudes. Excellent quality carving - see hairwork and faces. Comes with original kiriwood box (loss of 2 planks on the bottom of the cover), extensively inscribed on the cover and one side. Counters like this one were used to keep score in the game of whist and became a popular export item to the West in the late 19th century. In excellent condition, tabs lift perfectly, no cracks, losses or repairs. Counter size 3 5/8 x 2 x 3/8 inches.