Carved ivory letters in a gilded Japanese tortoiseshell box
Carved ivory letters in a gilded Japanese tortoiseshell box

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Carved ivory letters in a gilded Japanese tortoiseshell box. Item 4220.There are 53 carved ivory letters in this little collection, which is only missing a W and a Z to form an alphabet and the letter C has a little bit of damage which can be seen in the photos. The letters would probably have come from a word game or a child’s educational game dating from the early nineteenth century. They are 10 mm, or 3/8ths of an inch, high and 2 mm thick, and are contained  in a gilt decorated Japanese tortoiseshell box which dates from around 1890. The box is 67 mm long, 54 mm wide and 17 mm high. Also included is a small Oriental ivory seal.

Carved ivory letters in a gilded Japanese tortoiseshell box

Carved ivory letters in a gilded Japanese tortoiseshell box

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Weight .15 kg