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Document box (ryoshibako)

Price:  950,00

Large black lacquered document box 料紙箱 (Ryôshibako). On the lid beautifully decorated with a maki-e lacquered Rinpa-style representation of chrysanthemum 菊 (kiku) flowers and grasses in relief. The side and edges have some minor signs of use and are executed in goldleaf lacquer. Some small signs of age and use. Please see pictures. The inside of the lid and box are completely lacquered with gold sprinkles nashiji lacquer.

“Rinpa” is a term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times. Literally meaning “school of Korin,” Rinpa derives its name from Ogata Korin (1658–1716), a celebrated painter from Kyoto (the MET museum, NY). Very good condition with some very light traces of age and use and one small (1,5 cm long – 2,5 millimeters wide) lack of gold lacquer on the rim – See last picture.

Size; H. : 13 cm ; W. : 33 cm ; D. : 41 cm.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : 93194

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