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Posted 2 years ago


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It's about the size of a cell phone, ivory tabs flip up, have inlay of insects. Set of 2. At least 60+ years old, but what is it? Probably bought in Boston by my grandfather. Netsuke? Gaming piece? Mah-jong?

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Have seen several that were sold.

    Late nineteenth century Game Counter; Ivory, Coral & Mother of Pearl Inlays, Flowers, Butterflies, Birds & Insects, 4 inch.(9.1cm)
  2. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    Japanese Ivory Whist Marker with inlaid Shibayama floral and insect decoration is the correct name.

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