A pair of rectangular boxes for incense selection, late 17th/mid18th Century.

Decorated with motifs of ‘The Tale of Genji’, a classic work of Japanese literature, written by a noblewoman in the early years of the 11th Century, which gives a unique depiction of contemporary court life, 3.3cm x 4.9cm x 4cm.

The boxes appear in both the 1835 and 1867 Inventories.

 

REFERENCE: JWA09015

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