Document Box, Akatsuka Jitoku (attributed to), c. 1920

Document Box, Akatsuka Jitoku (attributed to), c. 1920

wood, lacquer, silver, gold,, h 18.3cm × l 25.9cm × w 23.4cm More details

The rich surface of this box consists of densely sprinkled gold powder. With this golden glow the lacquer worker sought to capture the sunshine on the flowering gentian. The chrysanthemum crest, the imperial emblem, on the lid indicates that this box was an imperial gift.

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