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Meiji Document or Letter Box

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Meiji Document or Letter Box, n. d.
Lacquer on Wood
7 3/4 in. x 10 7/16 in. x 12 7/8 in. (19.69 cm x 26.51 cm x 32.7 cm)


Object Type: Lacquerware
Technique: Woodworking
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Webb
Accession Number: 75.13.1b


Commentary
Listed in the 1975 accession record as "Three piece Japanese gold lacquer writing table, ink-stone, and brush box, and a document or letter box."

Marks
No marks on the piece. The storage box has label on the exterior which reads "101."

Medium
Carved wood with copper and gold flecked lacquer and cast metal (copper and silver) decoration. In a wooden storage box.

Object Description
Document box and lid finished in a thick lacquer toned with gold and copper flecks, with brass floral decoration. In a wooden storage box with lid, wrapped in white silk.

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