A two-tiered box and cover, late 17th/early 18th Century.

Decorated with a phoenix, roses and pine trees, enclosing a fitted tray with minogame, 16.4cm.

The 1835 Burghley Inventory records: “Japan Closet, Japan in the Glass case opposite the door(s), sic, G. J A Diamond shaped box with two divisions”.

The 1867 Burghley Inventory records: “Cabinets, No 88 Japan Closet, A gold japan diamond shaped box with 2 divisions”.

Exhibited: ‘Export Lacquer: Reflection of the West in Black & Gold Makie.’ 2008, Kyoto Museum & Suntory Museum, Tokyo, Cat. No.203.


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