Lacquer Trinket Box

19th-century Meiji era


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Bring color and texture to your tabletop decor and home accents and shop this lacquer trinket box for sale. Dating to the 19th century, circa the Meiji era 1868-1912, this antique trinket box is a warm and inviting decoration in a warm gold lacquer color that uplifts your interior and tabletops and mantles. The center hand-painted figural scene depicts two women and a samurai in a playful and animated pose, possibly representing a kabuki scene. Each figurine is painted with richly saturated red, blue, green, and black colors, adding a bold contrast between the figures and the soft reddish-gold lacquer ground.

The box’s interior is decorated with salmon-red maki-e, copper metallic sprinkles, giving a glittery shine and ombre to its interior decoration. The rich patina and distressed antique appearance of the box adds to its charm and is a wonderful purchase for anyone looking for old boxes or antique table boxes for their side tables, coffee tables, buffets, or other surfaces. This is also a brilliant purchase for anyone who collects Japanese lacquerware or looking for small beautiful boxes to store or organize their jewelry, trinkets, or other easy-to-lose small objects.


The box measures 2 inches in height and measures 4.2 inches in length.


The box displays abrasions, wear, cracks, and chips to the painted lacquer decoration and abrasions and loss to the center painted figural motif.

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