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IVORY AND WOOD WITH INLAID STONES. JAPAN? GAME? WHAT IS IT?

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apostata's loves47 of 337Any ideas what this is - reverse of a japanese silk embroideryPrincess Yaegaki "Kabuki" Doll / Unknown Maker and Age
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    Posted 8 years ago

    irene
    (3 items)

    I GUESS WHEN YOU GET TO BE MY AGE YOU JUST LOOK AROUND YOUR HOUSE AND WONDER WHERE DID ALL THIS STUFF COME FROM..... AND WHY DO I STILL HAVE IT! NOW I'M AT THE POINT OF WHAT IN THE WORLD IS IT. I SHOWED A FRIEND OF MINE THIS MORNING SHE THINKS ITS A GAME FROM JAPAN. THE LITTLE TABS LIFT UP. I THINK ITS IVORY..... WITH A BUNCH OF LITTLE STONES MAKING UP FLOWERS AND LITTLE BUGS. ANY IDEAS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

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    Comments

    1. inky inky, 8 years ago
      No idea but gosh!...how beautiful...just love all those little bugs!...:-)
    2. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Wonderful!
      You have a pair of whist (english cards game) markers/counters.
      Made in Japan 19th century, ivory inlaid with mother of pearl, coral and stones, this technique is called "shibayama"
      Google fore more pictures ;-)
      I LOVE THEM!!!
    3. apostata apostata, 3 months ago
      nice an whist autumn marker around 1890
      actually you need a clearance for this
    4. kyratango kyratango, 3 months ago
      Lol, apostata! I said that 7 years ago, and the original poster never came back!!!
      ;-)))
    5. apostata apostata, 3 months ago
      of course you right but people always forget the legislation and the actual symbolic meaning

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