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A Rare Export Lacquer Casket of Architechtural Form
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A Rare Export Lacquer Casket of Architechtural Form

EDO PERIOD (EARLY-MID-17TH CENTURY)

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A Rare Export Lacquer Casket of Architechtural Form
Edo Period (early-mid-17th century)
The rectangular casket with hinged doors decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, nashiji and mother-of-pearl inlay on a black ground in transition style with pavillions in landscapes and flowers and grasses, the doors opening to reveal six inner drawers, the top lifting to reveal a further compartment, copper gilt fittings and lockplate engraved with flowers and geometric patterns
34cm. wide

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For a similar but larger version of this cabinet published as the only known example in transition style, see Oliver Impey, Christian Jorg, Japanese Export Lacquer 1580-1850), (Amsterdam, 2005), pl.311, p.146.

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