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A kaishi-ire is a pouch used during the Japanese tea ceremony to hold "kaishi" (paper) onto which sweets are placed. This particular one probably dates from the end of the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the Taisho period (1912-1926).
It figures a superb golden menuki (metallic ornament) made in the shape of a rooster, a hen and a chick, rendered in sublime details; the work of a master craftsman.
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The kaishi-ire is in very good condition with very little wear to the silk fabric.
Dimensions: 12.3 x 7.8 cm (4.9 x 3.1 in), weight 45g (1.6 oz); menuki 3.4 x 1.6 cm (1.4 x 0.64 in)
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Worldwide shipping by EMS, with insurance and tracking: $15
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