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Japan & South West Scotland

The Importance of Nature

Lacquer box

Description:

 

This eye-catching lacquer box is lavishly decorated in gold and red.  The tree is created using a technique takamakie (high sprinkled picture), and the flecks of gold over the red background is achieved by hiramakie (flat sprinkled picture).

Place of Production:
Japan
Materials/Media:
Wood, lacquer and gold
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
1954.52.33, C2471