Walter C. Eells Collection
Maxey Catalog Number
The five containers each with fitted lid and designed to fit together to from a square, their exterior surfaces covered in a green lacquer and decorated with a gold hiramaki-e (raised sprinkled metal and/or pigment) chrysanthemum and and butterflies to the top of each lid, the interior surfaces covered in a vibrant red lacquer (separation and cracks between bases and sides to all five boxes); the entire set fitting neatly into a black lacquered square footed storage box with similar chrysanthemum decoration to the lid. Wooden box found with number 11064-7 on lid. Box is in fair condition, woven multi-colored straps, masking tape securing lid and broken pieces of bottom. L 30.8, W 14.5, H 28.7 cm Accession File states: "Black box; gold flower design (chrysanthemums ?) with butterflies, 4 legs, inside red, inside large box 5 small green lacquer boxes (three triangular and 1 square). Condition of outer box poor-large cracks in top and bottom; top badly warped. Interior boxes good condition but sides are separating from bottoms on all five." Meiji Period Circa 1900.
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Dr. Walter Crosby Eells
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