A rectangular box decorated with chrysanthemums, 19th Century.

Chrysanthemum sprays in gold flat makie and gold paint on a pear-skin ground cover the lid and three sides of the body of this box; the design depicts the sprays from different angles, with some of flowers and leaves being seen from the underside, 14.4cm by 8.7cm by 4.6cm.

1835 Inventory: “Japan Closet, Glass case opposite the window, A long Box Gold Japan”.

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


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