Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vintage Thursday Thingie: Japanese Lacquer Box

Today I'm showing another item from my Japanese collection. This is a red lacquer box with black and silver decoration. Here's a pix of the black lacquer interior.

And a close-up of the design on the side of the box.

Lacquerware has been popular in Japan for hundreds of years. ..actually, archaeological excavations have uncovered lacquered items from thousands of years ago.This piece probably dates from the early 20th century, no earlier :). The box has been lacquered over a thin wooden box.
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16 comments:

viridian said...

very pretty. thanks for sharing.

postcardparadise said...

Beautiful design!
Christine

Postcardy said...

I am always attracted to boxes. Yours is very nice.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, so lovely.

Jocelyn
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knutsel Rein said...

Beautiful!

Maureen said...

Very nice. But always more impressive to me is someone who can quilt!

Barb said...

Love your box!!

Angela said...

Cute Treasure box you have there! And it has such a great history behind it!

Vintage Thingie Thursday!
Angela

LV said...

I love that little Japanese box. It can be used for so many different little things. Glad you visited today.

Debbie said...

very nice, black and red are such a great color combination.

Jane said...

Very pretty box...thanks for the history.
Jane

Coloradolady said...

This is a beautiful box.....love the color...I am still drooling over that poppy quilt!!

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Ulla said...

The box is beautiful! I have only seen them in mainly black, with just a little red and metal colours.

JEWELGIRL said...

Another wonderful item! You have
some nice oriental things! :)

Akanksha said...
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Akanksha said...

Very nice jewel box! I like it's design. I think a bought a similar one for my girlfriend on her last birthday.
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