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Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends
Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends

Meiji Lacquered Minogame Bookends

Regular price £1,950.00
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Absolute rarity!

Antique Japanese lacquered wooden bookends in form of 'minogame' turtles.

This legendary turtle is depicted in the legend of Urashima Tarō, a fisherman who saved a turtle and was taken to underwater palace of  Ryūgū-jō. Minogame are symbols of longevity and they are pictured as turtles with long tail of seaweed and algae.

Bookends are dating from Meiji period, mid 19th C.

Condition: good, as seen on photos with lacquer loss mainly on the bases, some wear on the tops.

Height: 15cm
Length: 18.5cm
Depth: 15cm

(Books are not included)