1817 - Japanese lacquerware - urushi - Black Butterfly & Peony Box
Authentic Edo Period, dated in kanji on its original wooden storage box, Bunka era, 14th year (1817) Japanese hand-made lacquerware (urushi) box. Said to be originally used as a serving dish/tray for snacks.
Description: 100% Japanese genuine & authentic original lacquerware box in solid black lacquer adorned with peony flowers and butterflies. Fantastically hand-carved artwork and still in very good condition for its age. Please see and judge from photos provided. No cracking to note of, only a few tiny lacquer chips on the interior lips of the box.
Size of lacquer box: 9.5 cm high x 17.9 cm wide. With top removed, the interior measures 16.3 cm wide.
Wooden storage box measures 23 cm x 22 cm x 12.5 cm high.
A wonderful antique piece of lacquerware from feudal era Japan! The handsome blackness of the lacquer complemented by the charming and meticulous artwork give the piece an almost crocodile-leather-skin look to it. No doubt, it would make a stunning decorative fixture to the home or office.
If, for any reason, buyer is dissatisfied with any product it may be returned for an exchange or full refund.