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Meiji Period Japanese Lacquered Ostrich Egg Forms

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1338527

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Two Meiji period Ostrich eggs hollowed and decorated with rich lacquered Maki-e designs of Uminosachi (treasures of the sea) on one, and Royal Crests among scrolling vines on the other. They come in a custom collectors compartmentalized kiri-wood box, one with the original Meiji period stand, the other with a more modern brass wire stand. They are roughly 6 inches tall each (16 cm). The Tai fish has cracks in the thick lacquer, but it is stable, and features a glass eye. More photos availableuponrequest.