Project Description

A Partially Lacquered Three Tiered Wood Box

Probably intended for paper. The unusual wood has a surface suggestive of a cloudy sky.  The cover is decorated in hiramakie with a traveler seated on the ground beside his staff looking up at a thin crescent moon of inlaid silver beside sparse lacquer clouds. Each tier of the box has a different line of repeat decoration: kamome (stylised seagulls), kadomatsu (New year young pine), cherry blossoms on water.  The interiros are well lacquered with mura-nashiji, the underside of the cover with maple leaves on water

Unsigned.  Circa 1800 

8 by 22.3 by 14.7 cm

MR3624

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