Antique Japanese ornamental box - Shi-Shi - Lion Dog
Authentic antique Japanese urushi-nuri (special lacquerware) ornamental wooden box with a shi-shi (mythical lion/dog) design. Urushi-nuri is/was considered an elite type of lacquer, a special - and quite expensive lacquer - one can only procure from Ishikawa prefecture. In this case, it has been applied all over the shi-shi-designed wooden box. Therefore, it should last a lifetime, if not longer, as urushi-nuri items are reputed to be as such.
Very good condition with only some slight wear due to its age. Please see and judge from photos provided.
Size of lacquer box: 15.4 cm x 11.4 cm x 6.9 cm in height.
A wonderful antique piece of Japanese lacquerware depciting the formidable-looking mythical lion/dog. Originally crafted to store Japanese tea untensils and/or Japanese snacks, it would now clearly make for a stunning decorative storage box of any kind!
If, for any reason, buyer is dissatisfied with any product it may be returned for an exchange or full refund.