Antique Japanese Round Black Lacquer Box with Wheels in Flowing Stream
Japanese black lacquer covered round sweetmeat box with takamakie (raised lacquer), MOP and ceramic inlay design of wheels half submerged in a flowing stream- a motif popular in Heian times (794 - 1185), when people would submerge cart wheels in water to prevent them from drying out.
- Second half of the 19th century
- 4" h x 8" diam
- 10.2cm h x 20.3cm diam
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