Asian Tribal Art - Boku-to case, Japan

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Boku-to case, Japan

Boku-to or doctor's carrying case from Japan. This would have been used to carry medicine or brushes and is in the form of a tanto or dagger. Very fine marquetry technique is enhanced with ivory fittings. The case measures 14" long by 1.5" wide - please see detail views below. Late Edo to early Meiji period, 19th century.  #9615  $500

Boku-to case, Japan, back view
Boku-to case, Japan, detail top Boku-to case, Japan, detail bottom

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