Antique Japanese Makie Fumibako Letter Box Edo period


Aged quality letter box (‘fumibako’) made of the solid layer of papers, coated in refined ‘makie’ lacquered decoration (scenery of flowers) expressing such a mutable and decadent gorgeousness well as a form of wabi-pageantry. Edo period, 19th century. approx. D: 24 x 18.5cm (9.4 x 7.3in), H: 8cm (3.2in)




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