An intricate Japanese straw work game box with complex geometric shapes and patterns. A slightly domed and moulded top and base sitting on 4 bracket type feet. Original fitted interior with 6 removable lidded containers , each having striking straw maquetry in color and shape. Six corresponding holes on the bottom of the box underneath each container to facilitate its removal. Very rare in this condition considering its delicate material. 1
Japan, Meiji Period (1868-1912)
height: 4 in. 10 cm., width: 11.5 in. 29 cm., depth: 9.5 in. 24 cm.