"Luxurious Pair Of Game Markers, Shibayama, Japan For Europe"Pair of game markers, whist and "bezique", then Bridge, from the end of the XIXth century, in black lacquer from Japan with gold, ivory and mother-of-pearl decoration, in the quality of so-called Shibayama marquetry.
On each of the 16 ivory keys, which pivot on a spring-loaded axis, an insect, a bird, is inlaid in mother-of-pearl, in colored shell from below, and finely engraved. Period: late nineteenth or 1900, these objects are luxurious, they were found in clubs or large hotels on the French Riviera during the Belle Epoque.
Japan, for export to the West.
Dimensions: 9cm x 6cm x 0.8cm.
Condition: good appearance, but some wear, cracking, the objects have been used, there is a partial restoration of black lacquer to one of them, a little awkward, not very visible.
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