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A soft-metal-inlaid silver box
A soft-metal-inlaid silver box

MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

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A soft-metal-inlaid silver box
Meiji Period (late 19th century)
Finely cast, chiseled and inlaid in gold, silver, shakudo and copper as Hotei and a Chinese child wrapped in Hotei's sack and playing a staring game
4¼in. (10.8cm.) long
Provenance
Previously sold Sotheby's, London, 13 June 1985, lot 135

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