For sale is this lovely antique Japanese ivory lidded rectangular box with a wonderful picture of lions to the lid. Expertly relief carved with their eyes and mouth picked out in black and red and signed to the left hand side. The box measures 15.8cm wide by 8.2cm long x 4cm deep. There is some minor movement in one of the lid joints where the ivory has shrunk a little over time and this has meant the lid needs a little extra pressure to close properly. The panel that makes up the lid has some movement in the top left corner also and there is some glue residue present to one side and the base which looks to have been refitted at some stage. Despite this, it presents very well and the magnificent carving to the lid more than makes up for any issues described previously. My photos show the carving a little darker than in real life.
Worldwide shipping included.