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Title

Letterbox

Artist

Description

Black lacquer letter box with fine maki-e of various flowers and leaves. The flowers on the lid are made of inlaid mother of pearl. Silver metal edging where the lid and bottom connect. There are floral motifs on 3 of the 4 sides of the bottom, all sides depict different flowers. All detailing is gold based with accents of green, red, and white.

Original Medium

Lacquer and wood

Size

30 cm x 24 cm x 14 cm

Origin

Japan

Original Collection

M86-035

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-- Missoula. Mansfield Library

Image Credit

Image credit: Micaela Connolly, University of Montana

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