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Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Incredible Antique Nagasaki Raden Lacquer Bento Box

Incredible Antique Nagasaki Raden Lacquer Bento Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1920: Item # 1492337

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The Kura
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23 Murasakino Monzen-cho
Kita-ward Kyoto 603-8216
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A fabulous cabinet covered in polished black lacquer inlayed with mother of pearl designs in the style of Nagasaki containing various boxes, trays and dishes for an outing. To allow any steam to escape, it has windows which were once lined with silk. Brass hardware secures the hinged doors which swing out with small boxes and trays in one side, a square sake bottle with brass spout encased in a wooden stand on the other. The interior works are performed in clear lacquered hardwood grains and red lacquer with gold edging. Beneath a drawer slides out from either end, for chopsticks, napkins and other serving implements. The cabinet is 26.5 x 26.5 x 30 cm (10-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 12 inches) and is in overall surprisingly good condition. There are a few minor marks and indentations in the lacquer typical of use and although it originally contained five small red octagonal trays, only four remain.