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Box

Box

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lacquered wood

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.220-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Japan, Room 45, The Toshiba Gallery, case 14 []

Shell game boxes often formed part of the sets of furniture presented to brides. They are usually decorated with conventional symbols for long life and prosperity, such as the pine, bamboo and long-tailed tortoise.

Physical description

Box for the shell game. Wood covered in gold nashiji lacquer with gold and silver takamaki-e lacquer and foil; silk cords. Pine, bamboo and plum with cranes and long-tailed tortoises.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lacquered wood

Dimensions

Height: 45.7 cm, Width: 35.6 cm

Descriptive line

Box for the shell game, wood covered in gold nashiji lacquer with gold and silver takamaki-e lacquer and foil with the design of pine, bamboo and plum with cranes and long-tailed tortoises, Japan, about 1800.

Materials

Wood

Techniques

Lacquered

Subjects depicted

Plum tree; Bamboo; Pine tree

Categories

Lacquerware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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