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Rectangular Lidded Lacquer Box

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Rectangular Lidded Lacquer Box, n. d.
Lacquer on Wood
2 1/2 in. x 15 3/4 in. x 3 3/8 in. (6.35 cm x 40.01 cm x 8.57 cm)

Object Type: Lacquerware
Technique: Carving
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2002.0.15

A label inside the lid reads: "$52.50 a24 133." A label on the bottom of the box reads: "8." The box is signed in gold on the exterior of one of the longer sides.

Carved and lacquered wood.

Object Description
Long, rectangular box with arched lid. Decorated with mahogany toned lacquer on the exterior, with gold flecked lacquer on a mahogany ground on the bottom. The interior is finished in a gold and copper flecked lacquer. The top of the box is decorated with a floral pattern inlaid in brass and copper.

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