A lacquer box and cover, late 17th Century.

This rectangular box, with canted corners, is decorated with wild geese , citrus tachibana and pine. It has an interior tray decorated with a flight of plover, and almost certainly originally contained several smaller boxes for the incense ceremony. Due to the similarity of the interior decoration with that of the shallow incense container JWA09020, it has been suggested that the latter may have been associated with this box when it entered the Burghley Collection, 22.4cm by 9cm by 18.5cm.

REFERENCE: JWA09031

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