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Antique Lacquered Hawk Motif Letter Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1920: Item # 1252304
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A luxurious lacquered letter box, known as a fumibako. The hawk is done in the moriage technique to give the image depth and glass or crystal is set for the eyes. The hawk is perched on a pine tree with vines climbing up the tree. The bottom section of the box contains decorations of various flowers which is seen when the box is opened. Age: Meiji Period Size:length 4.25" width 16.75" height 3.25"