Large black lacquer tebako 手箱 (box for personal accessories)

Price:  3.000,00

Amazing and large black lacquer-ware 蝋色漆 (rôiro’urushi) tebako 手箱 (box for personal accessories) with rounded corners and a slightly arched cover. The box has a continuous goldish red, gold and silver hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief lacquer design) depicting flowing water with many three-leaved arrowheads 沢瀉 (omodaka) at the banks, ending in splashing waves.
The spaces in between with different crests 紋 (mon) of; 5-7-5 paulownia 五七桐 (go-shichi kiri), melon 木瓜 (mokkô), and a butterfly 蝶 (chô).

The sides of the cover with melon-shaped cut-outs, where in the centre the box is equipped with golden metal rings with circular backplates engraved with the same melon-crest.

The interior with a well fitted removable tray. The entire interior of the box with an even black lacquered surface accentuated by gold fundame 粉溜地 rims.

It is in a very good original condition with minor traces of age. Please take a close look at a small rim chip on the left of the cover (1.5 cm). For a clear condition reference, please look at the photos as well.

Height 21.2cm, Width 30.3 cm, Depth 33.8 cm.

Period: Japan – Taishô (1912-1926)

Including black wooden tomobako 供箱 (storage container).

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.

Ref. No. : 72133-1d bg24


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