Offered by: Tishu
By appointment only Atlanta, GA 30327 , United States Call Seller 305.400.0561


Japanese Rinpa Style Lacquer Box Meiji Period

$ 2,200
  • Description
    A black lacquer tebako (hand box) with maki-e decoration and silver trim, circa late 19th century, Meiji period. The surface of the lid features a Rinpa style maki-e paint depicting a deer feeding among the clusters of patrinia flowers (golden laces, Ominaeshi in Japanese). The color pallet is rather subdued. Small amount of gold was mixed with the silver powder to fill in the body of the deer just to give it a slightly shimmering effect. The pure gold was only used sparsely to highlight the grass seeds and the eye of the deer. On a kuro black background devoid of any further decoration, the scenery suggests the season of autumn and perhaps at night.
  • More Information
    Origin: Japan
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: wood lacquer silver
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Surface patina and minor wear on the base as shown.
    Creation Date: 19th century
    Styles / Movements: Bespoke, Asian, Traditional
    Patterns: Animal/Insects, Asian/Oriental, Handmade
    Incollect Reference #: 403851
  • Dimensions
    W. 4.5 in; H. 2 in; D. 5.5 in;
    W. 11.43 cm; H. 5.08 cm; D. 13.97 cm;
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Our collection ranges from Neolithic Art to 20th century collectible art and design. It spans 5000 thousand years of history and crosses many civilizations and cultures. Our aesthetic strongholds are Mid-century studio design, Japanese and Korean art, Asian Textile Art and Contemporary Aboriginal Art. The diversity is united behind our singular vision to seek for timeless beauty and driven purely by our passion

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