It dates to the mid to late 19th century. It is decorated with enameled Japanese figures seated on rugs surrounded by birds and foliage.
The female figure balances a bird on her finger, and the male figure is smoking a pipe. There are additional miniature gilded scenes and enameled decoration around the perimeter of the box. It's a truly exceptional casket with a very rare subject matter. It is in overall good, as-pictured used estate condition with minor rubbing to the gold, some very fine and.
Light surface scratches here and there, and other signs of expected light wear consistent with age. Please see our other related items.
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