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Vintage card case, playing card box, Japanese maki-e lacquerware business card case with sakura branches

  • $9000 CAD

A beautiful and useful vintage card case or playing card box to fit 2 sets of playing cards, or businesscards. This Japanese Maki-e lacquerware business card case is painted with flowering branches to the front and back (most likely sakura / cherry, maybe peach blossoms). The inside has a central divider, which can be removed.

Condition: With marks of age and use, with a few small losses of the lacquer (pictured) and some fading to the painting of the golden flower branches. Some splitting on 2 corners. Scratching to the edges on the inside of both the bottom and inside the lid - which is not visible when the box is closed. The lid sits well on the body, but does not attach / lock in any way so this item will not be suitable for travel.

Size: 2-15/16" wide x 2-1/4" deep x 4-3/8" tall

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