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Small Rectangular Box with Lid

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Small Rectangular Box with Lid, n. d.
Lacquer on Wood
1 5/8 in. x 3 5/16 in. x 2 5/16 in. (4.13 cm x 8.41 cm x 5.87 cm)

Object Type: Lacquerware
Technique: Carving
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2002.0.13

No marks.

Carved wooden box with lacquer executed in gold takamaki-e and okibirame on a koinashiji ground. The box has a paper lining, and enamel decoration on the lid.

Object Description
Small rectangular lacquered box with lid. The box is lacquered gold on the exterior except for the bottom, which has flecked black and copper lacquer. The box lid is lined with red paper with gold flecks. The top exterior has a decorative motif of buildings and trees, in red, pink, and silver enamel.

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