Antique Japanese Model of a Traditional House

Antique Japanese Model of a Traditional House

Code: 10802


H: 41cm (16.1")W: 78cm (30.7")D: 38cm (15")

A superb Japanese wooden scale model of a traditional house enclosure, probably circa 1910-20.  The two storey main structure and subsidiary buildings all elaborately detailed with sliding pierced shutters and decorative screens, within a traditional balustraded gravel garden with cork faux rocks and a peach tree. Contained in an Edwardian roll-fronted glazed and ebonised display case.

In exceptionally good condition - it appears to have always been well protected in it's case, which opens at the rear.

NB: For a similar, but smaller, model see the V&A's Museum of Childhood example gifted by Queen Mary who was given it by the Prince of Wales during a tour of the Far East in 1922.

Case: 78cm long x 41cm high x 38cm deep.