A peach-shaped incense container, late 17th/early 18th Century.

H. 2.8cms, Dia.8.5cms.


1835 Inventory: “Japan Closet, Japan in the Glass case opposite the door(s), sic, A Leaf Shaped Box GJ”.

1867 Inventory: “Cabinets, No 88 Japan Closet, A gold japan leaf shaped box”.

(Now described as peach-shaped, it is quite possible that this box was considered leaf-shaped in the 19th Century).

Exhibited: ‘Export Lacquer: Reflection of the West in Black & Gold Makie.’ 2008, Kyoto Museum & Suntory Museum, Tokyo, Cat. No.218.


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