Stunning Meji-era spectacles case in red lacquer with a traditional Japanese landscape on the lid. While it is probably not unique, we have not been able to find a comparable example in any online-museum collection nor in IL CONTENITORE PREZIOS0:Storia degli astucci per occhiali [THE PRECIOUS CONTAINER history of eyeglass cases], Venice, 1999. Condition is very good noting a couple of minor restorations on lid. Length of case: 5.5″ or 13 cm.
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