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Lacquer box

Unknown19th century

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Five sections, with an elephant and three flying birds in rubbed lacquer (togidashi), gold, silver, and red on black (ro-iro) background. Inside gold nashiji lacquer. Mounted with ojime 1952-164-36 and netsuke 1952-164-37.

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Details

  • Title: Lacquer box
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 19th century
  • Provenance: Ex-collection of F.W. Hunter; American Art Association Sale 1903, no. 196.
  • Exhibitions: "Body Language: Jewelry and Accessories from the National Design Museum," Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, March 14-August 21, 1994.
  • Dimensions: H x W x D: 8.7 x 5.6 x 2.4 cm (3 7/16 x 2 3/16 x 15/16 in.)
  • Type: Section, inro in five sections
  • Rights: Gift of Anonymous Donor
  • Medium: Lacquered wood, ivory, bronze, silk cord

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