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Komai cigarette case


Item code : EDm009

Size 12 x 8 cm


Metal cigarette case of lacquer coated metal with gold inlayed landscape of a temple with a pagoda on the right hand side, a lake with boats on the left, and Mt Fuji in the background. The back has three plovers in flight: two in gold, one in silver (deeply oxidized).
Good example of early 20th century Komai export product. The brand specialized in metal products such as jewellery, small boxes and cigarette cases. The decoration consists of gold and silver inlayed images on a black rasin background.


Very good, small abrasion on the lid.