Antique Japanese Bezique Whist Game Counter Rosewood Shibayama Inlay 1890's
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Antique Japanese Bezique Whist Game Counter Rosewood Shibayama Inlay 1890's:
You are invited to offer on this rare antique Japanese Bezique whist or game counter dating to approx. c1890's.This lovely counter is made from rosewood with shibayama inlay pegs. Each peg has been delicately inlayed with hard-stone bugs, a grasshopper and baby chick. You can really see the attention to detail on the grasshopper and baby chicks wings. The wood has been beautifully hand decorated with oriental grasses in gilt paint. It measures approx. 0.5" by 3.5" wide by 2".There is a section of rosewood missing between two counters and slight damage to the wood under two of the pegs. Six of the pegs move freely but two don't (these are the two pegs with the slight damage to the wood underneath). There is glue residue to one inlay peg otherwise there is no other damage to this counter.A lovely rare antique Japanese Bezique game counter to add to your collection.Please feel free to ask me any further questions and take a look at my other vintage card items for sale. I am happy to ship worldwide and to combine the postage cost of two or more items.