Japanese Lacquered Box and Cover, Meiji Period


An unusual Japanese lacquered box and cover, Meiji period (1868-1912). The square box deeply lacquered to simulate tree bark, the cover similarly decorated, then further lacquered in gilt, with an insect flying above a flowering plant. Set upon four simulated twig feet.
The interior and base, in black lacquer.

Measures: Width 15.5 cm, 6 1/8”
Depth 15.5 cm, 6 1/“.
Height 6.7 cm, 2 5/8”.

Condition: Excellent. No restoration.

Medium: Lacquer

Height: 6.70 cm, 3"

Width: 15.50 cm, 6"

Depth: 15.50 cm, 6"

Condition: Good