Antique Japanese Maki-e Lacquer Ware Scroll Box with Gilt Mon - Edo Period (Code 2650)
A very decorative Japanese lacquer ware box using the maki-e decorative technique. Note also the use of black lacquer to some of the mon increasing the contrast on those parts. There are two carrying handles and the top simply lifts off the base. Internally the decoration is brighter having been protected from handling and sunlight over the decades. The size of the box suggests it held a scroll, and it would date to the late Edo period.
Some small losses and nibbles along the edges. Minor wear and marks through handling etc. One handle has lost the decorative cover to the interior. Some shrinkage splits along the original joints, quite stable.
Length: 37.8 cm ( 14 7/8 inch )
Width: 9 cm ( 3 1/2 inch )
Weight: 428 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 2650 JU21-1
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