The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.

16th Century Japanese Lacquer Writing Box, Wolf

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1700: Item # 1468760

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A very unusual Muromachi to early Edo period (16th to early 17th century) lacquered box decorated outside with a wolf looking up at a crescent moon; inside with floral motif typical of the Muromachi. The gaunt beast is made of worked lead inlayed into the surface. It is very unusual, in original condition as found. It is 22 x 18 x 5 cm (9 x 7-1/2 x 2 inches) and overall, in quite good condition considering the elapse of time. There is crinkling of the lacquer and some losses typical of age, but It comes in an ancient wooden box.