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Box, Token, F55.12

Physical Description

Black lacquered box, decorated with gold inlay in geometric designs, such as circles, squares and octagons. Outline is gold and red arrows. Gold sprigs on the sides of the box. Inside are 5 smaller boxes, one larger rectangular one in the middle, and 4 square at the two ends. All have matching lids. Inside central largest box are shell tokens. 33 elongated ovoid tokens, have flowers engraved into them, both sides. 6 more rounded ovoid tokens have same pattern. 13 circular tokens also have same floral pattern. There are 13 fish shaped tokens; one side shows birds on stomach inside a circle, the other has scales only. One fish only has scales, both sides. 3 elongated rectangular tokens have flowers on them. One smaller rectangular token has a blossom on both sides. Finally, 5 ornately carved rectangular tokens have birds on one side, and a star on the other.

Provenance

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a and b): 64 x 296 x 253mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c and d): 40 x 228 x 96mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (e and f): 41 x 112 x 83mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (m - Oval token): 38 x 24 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (s - Elongated oval token): 54 x 18 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (az - Circular token): 30 x 30 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (bm - Fish with birds in stomach): 56 x 17 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (bz - Fish): 63 x 15 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (ca - Long rectangular token): 55 x 16 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (cd - Rectangular token): 36 x 23 x 1mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (ce - Decorated rectangular token): 35 x 24 x 1mm

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