The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Antique Japanese Lacquer Box, Sakura, Moon & Waves

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1315351

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Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A very unusual Meiji period Suzuri Bako with cherry blossoms in black on black outside, a crescent silver moon rising beyond crashing gold waves within. The box is so subtle outside, that until very close, and at the correct angle, it simply looks black. Then one sees the cherry blossoms covering the entire outside, in the slightest texture only. Inside the moon is a long crescent of inlayed silver rising like a sake cup waiting to be filled with Taka-maki-e waves spraying foam across its regal form. It is in excellent condition, wrapped in padded cloth and contained in an ancient and somewhat worm eaten kiri-wood box. The Suzuri-bako is 10 x 9-1/4 x 1-1/2 inches (25.5 x 24 x 4 cm) and is in fine condition. It has already been professionally polished.