Occupied Japan Marquetry Mechanical Dispenser w Scottie Dog Head

$ 69.00

This is a classic Japanese marquetry
inlay box, very sophisticated with the
way that it works.  It features marquetry
inlay all around, a rolling tambour top
that, when pushed back by way of the 
small handle, opens a drawer and
dispenses a cigarette which is then
caught in the mouth of the carved dog's
head above!  The top of the box has
a matching Scottie dog design, the inside
has a bird and flower design.  The box
mechanism works very well, the inside
is super clean, the outside does have
some scattered  dings...nothing serious.  
But the thin marquetry on one side has
been lost at the top.  This collectible old
beauty measures approx. 5" X 3 7/8" X
2 3/4". The bottom of the box is marked
with the import company in the 
Philippines.  It is guaranteed made in Japan.