4 Japanese Meiji Shakudo Mixed Metal Place Card Holders
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A wonderful set of four mixed-metal shakudo fan-shaped place card holders. Each fan is decorated with an elegant scene depicting a pair of cranes under a flowering tree. The design is very well formed and the sharp details are picked out with bright gilding that stands out nicely from the dark bronze background. The backs of the fans have attached folding easels. At the end of the shogunate period, Japanese metalsmiths turned their attention from sword making toward a variety of personal and household objects of astounding quality. The holders are presented in their original individual wooden cases lined with red silk and cotton. The boxes even retain their original rice paper inner covers with the addresses of the Tokyo and Yokohama stores where the holders were apparently purchased. Origin: Japan, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 2-5/16 x 1-7/16.
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- Ca. 1900
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