Two-Tiered Box with Design of Autumn Fruits Artist: Ikeda Taishin (Japanese, 1825–1903) Period: Meiji period (1868–1912) Date: second half of the 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Lacquered wood with gold, silver, black, and red takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and e-nashiji on black lacquer ground
A Lacquer Tebako [Accessory Box] Edo Period (17th century) The rounded rectangular box with overhanging cover and inner tray decorated in gold hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and nashiji on a black ground with peony and bamboo
Stationery box, Momoyama period early 17th century Japan Lacquer, with sprinkled gold decoration in Kodaiji style, inlaid with gold and silver foil. The bold designs and gorgeous floral decoration in sprinkled gold on the gold and black lacquerwork of this large box for writing paper are characteristic of lacquerware associated with Kodaiji. This temple, built in 1606 in memory of the great shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi by his widow, is the epitome of the lavish taste of the Momoyama age.