Document box (ryoshibako)
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Large black lacquered document box (ryoshibako). On the lid beautifuly decorated with a goldleaf lacquered Rinpa style representation of chrysantheum (kiku) flowers and grasses in relief. The side edges and have some minor signs of use and are executed in goldleaf lacquer. Some smallsigns of age and use. Pleasse see pictures. The inside of the lid and box are completely lacquered with gold sprinkles naiji 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).
Size; H. : 13 cm ; W. : 33 cm ; D. : 41 cm.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
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