Clam Shells Decorated with Scenes of a Tale

Ink and colors on gold paper on clam shell | 0.9 x 3.8 x 2in | Early 19th century

Japanese Artist

A set of painted shells like these made a suitable wedding gift because the two halves of a clamshell match only with each other. Each pair is painted with identical images of well-known tales. In a traditional game created by aristocrats during the ...
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