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Small lacquer box, bird in plum tree, Japan, Edo period

Small lacquer box, bird in plum tree, Japan, Edo period


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 567991

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$ 900

Small box, probably for incense. Square format with rounded corners, flat cover with rounded edges. On the cover against a black lacquer background with some clouds of gold sprinkle, sits a bird on a flowering plum tree. The trunk of the tree and the clouds extend onto the lower part of the box. The plum blossoms in a vibrant red with details in gold. Inside and bottom of box in dense silver togidashi. Japan, late Edo period, 18/19th century.
L 3 5/8”, w 2 5/8”, h 1 1/16” (9.2 x 6.8 x 2.5 cm).
Former paper labels on inside and bottom of lower compartment. Few minor traces of usage, as to be expected.

Inventory numbers in red lacquer: 84.113-A and –B. Ex coll. Toledo Museum of Art.