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Late Meiji - early Taisho (1910s) very unusual small keyaki (Japanese elm) wood box, its top inlaid with a metal fitting depicting 3 wise monkeys in their habitual "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” attitudes: Mizaru covering his eyes, Kikazaru covering his ears, and Iwazaru covering his mouth. Excellent metalwork with various patinas, superb detailing - see their faces and finely worked fur. Beautiful wood texture, bottom and top fit neatly, in excellent condition. Box length 3 1/16 inches, height 1 inch.

Reserve: $150.00

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    1910s Japanese keyaki wood box 3 WISE MONKEYS

    Estimate $200 - $250Jan 22, 2020
    Starting Price $100
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    Ships fromJasper52 seller #23618 in Massachusetts
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    New York, NY, USA
    Auction Curated By:
    Jack Nelis
    Asian Antiques Specialist