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A Negoro Letter Box
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A Negoro Letter Box

MUROMACHI PERIOD (EARLY 15TH CENTURY)

Details
A Negoro Letter Box Muromachi Period (early 15th century) Of asssembled wood, rectangular with overhanging cover, the edges of the lid and sides of the box black lacquer and the red lacquer worn in places revealing the underlayer of black lacquer, the interior black lacquer, metal cord fittings in the form of a chevron-shaped floret and movable ring 16 3/8 x 5½ x 4 1/8in. (41.4 x 14 x 10.5cm.)
Provenance
Kumano Hayatama Shrine, Wakayama

Lot Essay

PUBLISHED:
Kawada Sadamu, Negoro-nuri (Negoro ware) in Nihon no bijutsu 120 (Tokyo: Shibundo, 1976), no. 172.
Kawada Sadamu, Negoro (Kyoto: Shikosha, 1985), pl. 384.

For a large sutra storage chest in the Kofukuji Temple, Nara, dated 1407, in similar style see Kawada Sadamu, Negoro (1985), pl. 386.

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