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    Posted 5 years ago

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    One of a pair, an early Ebay buy 10 years ago.

    Insects inlays made of stones and coral, in Shibayama technique, I never seen that on a stone base (always on ivory or boxwood).

    Mount is base metal (pomponne?).

    1.3/4" or 4.5cm diameter, crystalline structure very hard stone, suspect white jade :-)

    It had a glued decor made of hard stones minutely carved, which had many lacks and damages!
    This decor is rather younger than the box itself!
    Seems 1920 on a 19th century box!

    Of course, I repaired lacking insects, with white polymer irised clay and tiny opals :-)

    Only intact was the coral Ladybird!

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    1. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Wow very nice and unique style.
    2. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      These are awesome unusual ! :)
    3. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Many thanks Caperkid for the wow, and the love :-)

      Mike! You're awesome too :-))
      Thank you!!!
    4. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Aura and Vetraio for loving the bzz bzz box ;-)
    5. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Junkman and Fortapache for your lovely visit!
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years ago
      Yes, very unique - I love this!
    7. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      LOVE the Lady Bug ("tento-mushi" in Japanese)! [;>)))
    8. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Lovely bugs. Do you think the shibayama was done later then to an earlier box?
    9. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Valentino! Love ya too :-)
      Thank you Nevadablades for your nice comment and for the Japanese name for the bug :-))

      Hi Karen! I think the shibayama is original to the box, circa 19th century, the flowers being added later, around 1920 :-)
      Thank you for your interest, best, Pascale.
    10. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      OK get it now. It is so fantastic. I am in awe and envy of all of your goodies.
    11. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Ooh, thank you Karen! I'm in awe too with all your beautiful Japanese glass collection! But happily I fight not to buy any big piece, nor glass, as a hoarder, I'd be submerged ;-)
    12. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Oooh, thank you all 20 lovers !
    13. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Hey, is your favourite Auntie Molly now Jeff Banks? Posts read the same....
    14. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Very special and beautiful, just wonder, why it's take you so long to share this wonderful box, all those insect, such a nice thematic you have kyra, love it.

    15. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Hi Alan! The two boxes having some issues, and beeing fragile, were in a cabinet.
      At the time I wasn't so inventive for my repairs and forgot about them :-)
      Thank you for loving my bugs and the box :-)

      Many thanks for your loves, Anna, Lisa and Melanie!

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