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Lacquer Box with Noh Masks

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 856428

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Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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1050 Second Avenue, Galleries 55, 56 and 58
New York, NY 10022

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A finely made gold lacquer box with pewter mounts. On its lid, Noh masks worked in colored lacquers and in hiramaki-e (low relief) depict familiar characters from Japanese folklore. Okame, Okina, Oni, Hannya and a Yase-Otoko (mask of a departed soul) reside on its rich gold nashiji ground. The lacquer box is in excellent condition with no cracks, chips or restoration. Length: 3.25", width: 2.75" 19th Century, Japan