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A pair of black lacquer Hokai shell boxes - Edo period

A pair of black lacquer Hokai shell boxes - Edo period


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1132184
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A beautiful pair of shell containers (Kaibitsu)with messing fittings, used for the Kaiawase game. The matching of painted shells symbolizes faithfulness in marriage. A shell game set belonged often to the trousseau of a bride. The hampers are in excellent condition and they come with the original wooden boxes. Japan, Edo period. The height of the shell boxes is 43 cm. The diameter is 38,5 cm.