Offering a vintage 1920's celluloid toy diorama from Japan.
Featured is a dragon pleasure boat carrying three girls singing, dancing and playing musical instruments.
The boat measures about 5 3/4" in length, almost 2" in width and 2 1/2" in height. There are dragons decorating the roof, small lanterns hung at the corners and a movable rudder. The inside of the boat has a concealed weight that moves back and forth but I am not sure what that is for. There is extensive detailing on this toy and the sides of the boat are painted to look as if they had inlay.
Very nice old piece and typical of the excellent workmanship of the Japanese even in children's toys.