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Pair of Inlaid Ryukyu Lacquer Tiered Sweets Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1800: Item # 1193499
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Pair of Japanese Lacquered jubako or tiered box used for placing sweets inside. The box is decorated with motif of waves done in mother of pearl. The lid and the side of the boxes contain images of prunus done in hira-makie. The jubako was done in the Ryukyu Islands where the motifs contain influences from Japan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Age: Mid-Edo Period (Circa 1700) Size: (per box) height 18.75" width 11.25" length 13.75"