Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
19th century Japanese Mon Chirashi Aogai Jubako Box
A visually captivating design of three-leaf circular crests are scattered crests on a field of Mother-of-Pearl falkes covering entirely the outside of this set of four stacking lacquer boxes dating from the 19th century. Inside is festive red. They are 24.7 x 21.5 x 30 cm (10 x 8-3/4 x 12 inches). There are some old repairs in red lacquer, enhancing the obvious sense of age. Called a Jubako, stacking boxes such as this were used on festive occasions to contain food. Even today one can see them on tables across the island nation at New years.
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