Rare Antique Netsuke Style Celluloid Clam Shell Diorama Water Mill Works Japan
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Rare Antique Netsuke Style Celluloid Clam Shell Diorama Water Mill Works Japan:
Netsuke Style Clam Shell Diorama
Listing is for an extremely hard to find, old/antique/vintage Netsuke Style Japanese celluloid clam shell miniature diorama with a working water mill/wheel, a hut, a boat with sail, trees, a bridge, a duck in the water and a couple standing on the shore.
Has an intricately details, hand carved looking top lid of a Japanese building (pagoda?), flower blossoms with Mount Fuji (?) in the background.
Very rare to find a complete diorama with a working wheel, an intact boat sail, attached lid, a couple and/or a duck in the water!
Most similar designs have a dragon scene on the top of the lid - this one is vary unique and beautiful!
Believed to complete, made in the 1950's in Japan by Netsuke.
Measures About: 2.2" tall, 2.4" x 3" wide
"SSS, Pat. No. 97.320" - Bottom Maker's Mark
Perfect for any Netsuke, Asian Decor, Miniatures or Diorama Collector!
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