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Wooden kanban, eye glass store, Japan, Meiji period

Wooden kanban, eye glass store, Japan, Meiji period


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1060479

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Original wooden sign board for an optician (Nakatani). The central image is a pince-nez with real convex lenses set in the wood. The sign is advertising all kinds of eye glasses, concave, convex and flat lenses. Japan, Meiji period. Original piece, from the period, no reproduction.
Measurements of wood: H 13 x W 18 x T 1 inches (ca. 33 x 45.75 x 2.5 cm); height with hanging loops: 14 3/8 inches (36.5 cm).
Weathering, paint losses, usual chips and dents, some warping, all in all very good condition.