Antique Japanese Lacquered and Nashiji Incense box

Antique  Japanese Lacquered and Nashiji Incense box
Circa 1790
Tale of Genji. Edo period 1600-1868. Fine Japanese fitted lacquered incense box. Decorated wood with gold and silver. Hiramaki-e and takamaki-e lacquer along with fine shell work and gold nashiji. The interior has a rectangular tray which represents chapter number 24. The two boats which include the phoenix and the dragon heading towards the pavilion. Made by Zohika established 1661. Each individual small box is decorated with flowers to represent the four seasons. The box also retains the original outer case as shown in the photographs.
W
10.00  cm
3.9  inches
H
4.50  cm
1.8  inches
D
13.00  cm
5.1  inches
Origin
Japan
Medium
Lacquer, nashiji
Reference
16720
£12,500.00

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