Hinged Porcelain Powder Box 3 Graces Flower Inside Vintage Vanity Japan pre-1941
This wonderful porcelain powder box has a domed lid which features 3 Graces playing flute and horn by the side of a stream. Rims of box and lid are bound with fancy brass bands detailed with flowers and vines and hinged together in the back. Overall green glaze is ornamented with many gold luster leaves, vines and bell flowers. Floral bouquets of roses, tulips and other flowers, are pictured on both bottom interior of box and inside the lid too. Marked in red on base: Made in Japan. Mark and style place year of manufacture sometime between 1921 and 1941. It measures 2-3/4" inches high and 3-3/4" in diameter. Gold luster has only minimal wear. It is mostly intact and shiny. There is a tiny flea bite on base at edge of underside which cannot be seen when sitting on vanity. It is in very good condition otherwise... no chips, cracks or repairs. Purchased from an estate sale.
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