536 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534 United States 518.828.8585
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$ 75,000

Nashiji Lacquer Armor Trunk with Bamboo Design

Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
W. 45.5 in; H. 26.25 in; D. 30.5 in;
W. 115.57 cm; H. 66.68 cm; D. 77.47 cm;
Creation Date 1850
Description Edo period, c. 1850, karabitsu (large decorative trunk for armor, clothing, and Buddhist texts) in gold lacquer with some green accents on the leaves. Incised bronze mounts. Crest of Matsudaira on center mounts. Also associated with the Kamo Shrine in Kyoto. Adopted as the holy emblem for that institution. The family crest of the greatest bloodlines in Japanese history, the Tokugawa. Both shoguns and branch families bearing the name Matsudaira used variations of the hollyhock as the family crest. Along with the chrysanthemum and the paulownia, the hollyhock was the most prestigious of family crests. Because of the beautiful and impressive lacquer work of this piece, it was very likely used at the end of the Tokugawa Period in one of the large palaces of the Shogunate.
Styles / Movements Asian, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number NA1698
Incollect Reference Number 449388
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