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Japanese painted tortoiseshell cigar case. Item 4138.This Japanese tortoiseshell cigar case has been decorated with a hand painted scene of a mythical bird floating over a landscape. The painting has been done in a raised iron red with gilt highlights. On the reverse is a similar scene. The backgrounds of the front and back have been decorated with a pattern of lines and raised dots, which is a little hard to see in the photos. It is 121mm long, 69mm wide and 27mm thick. There is some slight damage and signs of use as can be seen in the photos. C1880.