A most tactilely pleasing carved surface. The underside signed in red lacquer by the artisan. This box would have most likely originally been utilized as a gift box by a wealthy or imperial family on a special occasion.
Today, it would make a most impressive gift box or exquisite storage piece. Of significant size, measuring 14 inches across and 5 inches high, impressive from all the way across the room.
With just minor surface wear commensurate with age and a sublime patina. An outstanding presentation box, storage container for office or home display, and a handsome centerpiece for the discriminating collector of the finest Japanese art and antiques.See 12 photos at upper left of page. The process of creating such pieces from hand lacquered wood required the talents of one or more highly skilled artisans as well as a considerable investment in time. It was necessary to carefully dry the wood for an entire year before being shaped. Another year of drying may have then been needed before the lacquer finish could be applied. The lacquer work would then require time to complete as multiple coats were applied and each coat must dry completely in a carefully controlled atmosphere before proceeding.
An entire piece of fine Japanese lacquer ware such as this one may have taken several years to complete. VIEW OUR OTHER ANTIQUE TREASURES & OFFERINGS HERE.
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This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Boxes". The seller is "flowerheartsmile" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.