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Menuki missing their partners.

The equine set have minor rubbing to Shakudo on horses shoulder and general use marks. Heavy gold overlay. Could probably go with a whip or saddle or maybe a single horse. Quite a bit should pair with this one. £50

 

The floral menuki is large and of reasonable or mediocre quality.£35

Happy to buy the orphans that may compliment these as well.

Thank you for looking Adam

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Dear Jesse, older high level menuki often have rounded posts - one solid and one hollow (see photos below).  Another sign of age and quality is Uttori (the use of thick gold foil instead of gold wash - see photo below from the backside of the tail of the Dragon from my menuki posted above) - you can tell that it is gold foil folding over the edge instead of being brushed on like paint.

 

 

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