Japanese Ceramics & Works of Art Object Details

Cinnabar and gold coloured lacquer box Ryukyu Islands, 18th century


The top of the box has appliquéd flowers over an impressed diaper background on a light wooden base. The sides are impressed with a solid design of flowers and leaves.


Label for Christies, New York, Sale 8334, 10th January 1996, lot 31 "The Collections of Sir John Pope-Hennessey who was former director of both the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum."


Compare with a tray with similar design and technique in Derek Clifford, Chinese Carved Lacquer, 1992, Bamboo Publishing, London, plate 130.

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