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A mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer box
A mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer box

JOSEON DYNASTY (19TH CENTURY)

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A mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer box
Joseon dynasty (19th century)
The deep box with shallow, flush-fitting cover decorated with scrolling flowers of inlaid mother-of-pearl connected by arching stems of inlaid twisted wire, and additionally applied with brownish black lacquer, the interior lined with blue paper
16 ¾ x 10 ¼ x 7 ½ in. (42.5 x 26 x 19.1 cm.)
With wood box
Provenance
Nakanoshima Chikuyotei, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Literature
Kawada Tei and Takahashi Takahiro, eds., Korai Richo no raden (Koryo and Choson mother-of-pearl) (Tokyo: Mainichi Shimbunsha, 1986), pl. 41
Nara Prefectural Museum of Art, ed., Korai Richo no raden (Koryo and Choson mother-of-pearl) (Nara: Nara Prefectural Museum of Art, 1986), pl. 37
Exhibited
Nara Prefectural Museum of Art, "Korai Richo no raden / Koryo and Choson mother-of-pearl," April 5-May 5, 1986

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