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Komai Box with Tigers

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 901470

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This is a small iron box of rectangular shape and bracketed feet with kaga inlaid decoration. On its lid, a marvelous tiger family with cub is rendered in gold and silver with copper detailing. The side panels are decorated with stalks of bamboo. The iron body provides an excellent backdrop to the richness of the precious metal inlays. The box is in very good condition with only minor wear to the gilt on the lid. Komai Dragonfly signature mark on the base. Length: 4 ¼", width: 3" Meiji Period, Japan