Japanese Enamel Inlay Box

  • This extraordinary Japanese box is a work of sublime artistry and impeccable craftsmanship
  • Crafted during Japan's highly creative Meiji period, the box takes the form of an elegant fan
  • The stunning container is adorned by intricate engraving on every surface
  • The exquisite box exhibits the exceptional beauty and skill that defines Meiji artistry
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Item No. 29-9487

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This rare and beautiful Japanese box exhibits a superb level of enamel artistry and craftsmanship. Formed in an elegant fan shape, this exquisite container is adorned with intricate engraving on every surface, highlighted by contrasting enamel inlay. Boasting a stunning foliate design as a background, the box features an enchanting scene of a crane standing amid irises in a tree-shaded marsh. Inside, artistic excellence gives way to sentimental value, as the interior lid is engraved with the owner’s name. The Japanese cloisonné enameling process was called shippo-yaki, meaning “seven precious things.” Crafted during the Meiji period, widely considered to be the pinnacle of this incredibly detailed art, this delightful box is a true treasure.

Features maker’s cartouche on the underside.

Circa 1880

3 ½” wide x 2 1/8” deep x 1 ¼” high
Japanese Enamel Inlay Box
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Asia
Type: Decorative Boxes
Depth: 2.13 Inches
Width: 3.5 Inches
Height: 1.25 Inches

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