Japanese - Lacquer Boxes



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The Refined Grace of Lustrous Lacquer

The ingenuity and grace of the ancient craft of lacquerware is celebrated on our journal cover portraying a masterful example of a 19th century Japanese lacquer box made during the Edo or the Meiji period. Selected from a private collection in Kyoto, this box is lacquered in the Maki-e tradition, in which sap from the lacquer tree is sprinkled with metallic powder, such as gold, silver or copper, to create luxurious designs. Over the centuries, craftspeople learned to use this sap, which hardens to a brilliant, hard gloss coating, as a finish to decorate and protect favoured wood and paper objects. These fine lacquered surfaces are evidence of the uniquely human ability to create beauty from unlikely sources.

Memento Pouch • Ribbon Page Marker
Slim | 176 pages • 3.75″ x 7″

Ultra | 144 pages • 7″ x 9″

Additional information

Weight .10 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 4 in
Japanese - Lacquer Boxes

1411_9 Hotaru-Lined-Slim (+ $15.95), 1647_2 Ougi-Lined-Ultra (+ $23.95), 1649_6 Shidare-Lined-Ultra (+ $23.95)


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Shipping charges are added for this item, the web site well give you a price quote and it well be added to the final price. In a effort to keep the price down, I may occasionally take the item out of the factory box and or combine multiple items in a smaller box.

International Shipping

Any address outside the lower 48 US is considered International and we do ship worldwide to most countries, in a effort to control the price, we may repack the item out of the factory box into a smaller box or multiple items into one box, if you do not want this, contact me and let me know, but your shipping might be higher.