Xipangu Japanese antiques - porcelain and earthenware
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1077641 (stock #2363)
Japanese metal cigarette case from the 1920s (Taisho period), decorated in gold.

It depicts two figures from ancient Egypt as well as an ibis and some would-be hieroglyphs. This style of decoration was immensely popular in Japan after the discovery and opening of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922/23.

No marks, 9 x 8 cm (3.5 x 3"), excellent condition.