Estate Sale

I picked up a few things at an estate sale this past weekend….and my favorite score is this pair of dioramas….I don’t think the photos do them justice.  They make my collection of Japanese tatebanko pale in comparison….

Lovingly carved of bone and shells, (I think) I haven’t been able to find much info on these.  Shout if you know asian crafts.

If you look closely, one of the little shell flowers has come off the tree…but no worries…these cleverly designed beauties have a slot at the top so I can slide the glass off and do my repairs without hassle.  They’ll need their frames spiffied up a bit, but isn’t that ALWAYS the way?