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Japanese Black Lacquer Document Box with Plum Blossom Design, Taisho Period

$3,600

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A high quality, antique, Japanese black lacquer document box. It has an external design of gold maki e plum blossoms. In Japanese culture plum blossom symbolises the beginning of Spring, having its own festival, the Ume Matsuri, alongside the more famous cherry blossom festival. The delicate flowers symbolise protection and good health and as such are popular motifs for home decoration. The interior of the box is decorated with nashiji lacquer. The document box comes with a lacquered storage box which is signed. Taisho period, circa 1920.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.91 in. (15 cm)Width: 16.15 in. (41 cm)Depth: 13 in. (33 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    LacqueredWood,GiltLacquer
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Prahran, AU
  • Reference Number
    Seller: L21AX41stDibs: LU1256224032702

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $130 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Prahran, Australia
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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