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.
19th century Japanese Mon Chirashi Aogai Jubako Box

19th century Japanese Mon Chirashi Aogai Jubako Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1483223
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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.