Jûbako 重箱 (picnic box)
Price: € 650,00
Large beautiful black lacquered 蝋色漆 (roiro’urushi) three-tiered jûbako 重箱 (picnic box) with two covers, of which one can be used as a serving tray. All separate pieces are decorated with each their own silver and gold hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 and takamaki-e 高蒔絵 serene design of foliage, like fern leaves and a small pine branch, and tangerines. Which are symbols of Japanese new year.
Lacquered with a vermilion interior which is accentuated by gold lacquered rim.
The jubako picnic box is overall in a good condition, with minor traces of age and wear. Please look at the photos for reference to its condition.
Meiji period (1868-1912).
Total height: 39.9 cm
Size of the serving tray cover:
Height 4.6 cm, Width 42.4 cm, Depth 36.2 cm
Size of one container:
Height 2x 13 cm, 1x 12.4 cm, Width 39.5 cm, Depth 33.4 cm.
Jūbako (重箱, lit. “tiered boxes”) are tiered boxes used to hold and present food in Japan. The boxes are often used to hold osechi, foods traditional to the Japanese New Year, or to hold takeaway lunches, or bento. (From Wikipedia)
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.