Japanese Edo Lacquer document box c1865

Japanese Edo Lacquer document box c1865


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Japanese Edo Lacquer document box c1865. This is an excellent example of fine lacquer works from the Japanese Edo period in Japan. The inside of the box has a lovely all over design as well as the exterior of the box and its lid. The underside of the lid has a design in gold and lacquer relief depicting turtles,ferns and flowers. The condition is original with some surface impressions on the boxes base from natural wear and a fine line in one of the boxes top corners that can be seen in raking light on the outside but not on the inside. This document box measures 17 inches wide by 16 inches deep by 6 and one quarter inches high.

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