Japanese Nesting Lunch Boxes Mage-Wappa Obento-bako

Japanese Nesting Lunch Boxes Mage-Wappa Obento-bako

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1122963

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$60.00 (a set)

A lovely old lunch box set. The style of the boxes are called 'mage-wappa' which involves with skillful bending wood techniques. Stylistically these remind of American Shaker's boxes. This set comes with a large box, which originally was filled with rice and pickles, and a charming small box, which was used to hold some cooked vegetable/seafood dishes. The both boxes show a well used appearance which has added a warm sense and they still hold a great charm of what they are. The both boxes are lacquered finish. The small one will fit perfectly to the inside of the larger one for storage. Ca. Meiji (1868-1912) Dimensions: The larger one, 7 1/4"wide 4 3/8"deep 3 3/8" high The small one, 5"wide 2 3/4' deep 2 1/16" high