This deep plum colored lacquered Japanese box is gorgeously decorated with 20 cast copper/bronze Menuki, the small ornaments that were used under the windings (tsukai – maki) on the handle of a Japanese sword. The Menuki represent symbols, ornaments, occupations, animals (including a dragon), floral bundles, etc. I wish I would have had enough pictures allowed to show each one because they ae all delightful masterpieces of the craft of Menuki marking. The box is 6.75″ wide x 7 1/4″ deep x 2 1/4 thick. The box is in good condition and the Menuki are all in great condition. I date them all to the 1890’s. The item “Japanese Plum Colored Lacquer Menuki Decorated Jewelry Box c. 1890″ is in sale since Monday, February 10, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques”. The seller is “phinneyfarm” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Wood/ Brass
- Maker: Unknown
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: Deep Plum Color