A beautiful Maki-e letter box


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Area of productionJapan
PeriodMeiji period(1868-1912)
MaterialWood, lacquer, gold and silver
Size23.5cm×8.2cm Height 4.5cm
BoxOld wood box
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This is a wonderful Maki-e picture letter box from the Meiji era. The delicate and precise plum embellishment drawn on black using gold and silver powder mixed with lacquer give the work a sharp and vivid impression. A letter box is a box that is used to store letters and was used by high-ranking literary figures. The metal fittings on the side are also decorated with a silver plum-shaped work, giving it a wonderful accent.