Lidded bone box "Chōrui"
Japan, c. early to mid. 20th century private collection from Finland.
An old Japanese, possibly Meiji-period oval lidded carved bone trinket box in a form of a bamboo water barrel. Delicate hand carved and stained bird, blossom and branch decorations. Initials. Good condition. Age related wear, restorated. Dirt, dust, soot. Size approx. 6,4cm x 6,9cm x 6,3cm. Weight c. 105g.