You can receive the item about in 2-5 days worldwide. [Please read carefully] Please carefully read following precautions and notes before purchasing this product.This is one of a kind, Japanese antique. As we also sell this in our store and it may become out-of-stock.
Images and movies may not exactly match with the actual item's color and/or condition, due to lighting, camera lens and settings on your monitors and/or smart phones etc. Please note as most of our products are one-of-a kind, unique items, we do not believe finding an equivalent product would be easy. Gold Lacquer Seal Case (Makie Inro) Southern Barbarian (Westerners prior to Edo period, mostly from Spain or Portuguese). A gold lacquer seal case that features Southern Barbarian. A very expressive gem that delivers the atmosphere of what then the Japanese people thought of Southern Barbarians.
It comes with Netsuke: "Manji" Japanese traditional Swastika. A seal case was commonly used during the Samurai Period to carry small items such as medicine. Those days, they also carried signature impressions, thus the name "seal case" comes from.
Typically, it is in a rectangular shape, and either made of wood or metal, and has 3 to 5 compartments or levels for easier organization. Each compartment or level has a string on both sides (Ojime) and was used across the string in a band (Obi) for security. Gold Lacquer is a lacquer technique. You draw pictures or letters on the lacquer's surface and sprinkle metal powder such as gold or silver before it completely dries. Condition: Very good (Great condition) Era: Old / Vintage Material: Wood, Lacquer, Gold Size: - Seal case (Inro) = W 3.5 D 2 H 9 cm (W 1.38 D 0.79 H 3.54 in) - Netsuke = W1.3 cm (0.51 in) Weight: 32g (1.13 oz) Measurements above are approximate Box: Yes (Wood) Not original.
The item "Gold Lacquer Seal Case (Makie Inro) Southern Barbarian with Manji Netsuke Japan" is in sale since Friday, November 18, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Netsuke". The seller is "tokyo-matcha-selection" and is located in Tokyo. This item can be shipped worldwide.