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Japanese Carved Wood Frog on Scrimshaw Ivory Document Scroll Holder

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1900: Item # 1315002

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A hand carved wooden frog with ivory eyes is perched atop a two part ivory column that opens from the bottom revealing itself to be a rolled document or scroll container. Decorated with colored scrimshawed dragonflies, butterflies, various insects, and frogs in and around a lily-pad pond. Artist signed, it is in excellent condition except for a chip on the bottom (please study photos carefully). A very unusual item, this container including frog measures 7 1/8" high. Japanese, circa late 19th century.