Posted 2 months ago
This little curio has been in the family since I was an infant. I'm surprised it survived! I remember glancing into it, as a toddler, wondering & wishing (thinking it was similar to a wishing well). It appears to be made of a type of hardened plastic, and I'm sure it's early 1950's. Anyone ever see one with "hand carved" looking detail?
SOLVED! It's an example of a Japanese anabori Netsuke clamshell diorama, as suggested in the first comment.