*Japan 1900 Meiji Period Gorgeous Jewelry Makie Case Box Cabinet In Lacquered Wood
A outstanding jewelry Makie box from the Meiji period (1868-1912).
Beautiful ornamented jewelry box cabinet, made in Japan around the 1900, during the Meiji period of the Emperor 122, Meiji Tenno Mutsuhito. It is very finely crafted in wood, finished with highly polished red and black lacquer, with gilded elements of bronze ormolu. Is decorated with the imperial chrysanthemum symbols and accented with organic (art nouveau) details made of 24 karats gold and pewter.
The jewelry box chest have a hinged top lid, to discover a removable tray and suited with multiples compartments, four of them with lids. At the bottom part, have a single large tray, that slide in one single piece.
The lacquered box was lavishly decorated on surface in the Rinpa school style. In contrast with a black kuro urushi background, stylized japanese lilies flowers and dragonflies were highlighted dramatically, using large and thick gold and pewter sheet. (some kanagai and raden, zogan in japanese respectively).
Has a measurements of 5.5 by 9.75 by 12.5 Inches (13.75 by 24.4 by 31.25 Cm).
Meiji period, is an era of Japanese history that extended from October 23, 1868 to July 30, 1912.The Meiji era was the first half of the Empire of Japan, when the Japanese people moved from being an isolated feudal society at risk of colonization by Western powers to the new paradigm of a modern, industrialized nation state and emergent great power, influenced by Western scientific, technological, philosophical, political, legal, and aesthetic ideas. As a result of such wholesale adoption of radically different ideas, the changes to Japan were profound, and affected its social structure, internal politics, economy, military, and foreign relations. The period corresponded to the reign of Emperor Meiji. It was preceded by the Keiō era and was succeeded by the Taishō era, upon the accession of Emperor Taishō.
It is in very nice condition with some minimal losses, consistent with the usage.
INVENTORY REF: D0000SENF/.1111