Rare and large red lacquered trunk from Ryūkyū Islands (Okinawa) - Lacquered wood - very rare lacquered trunk from Ryūkyū Islands-Okinawa- extensively lacq. with symbols of good luck - Japan - Late Edo period

Description
Rare and large red lacquered trunk from Ryūkyū Islands (Okinawa) - Lacquered wood - very rare lacquered trunk from Ryūkyū Islands-Okinawa- extensively lacq. with symbols of good luck - Japan - Late Edo period
Good condition, see description - 61×91×56 cm

Rare and large red lacquered trunk from Ryūkyū Islands (Okinawa), extensively painted with Chinese style designs of cranes standing on turtles in a Japanese apricot and bamboo landscape, its corners strengthened with metal fittings and a large square key-plate. Three of the four sides are decorated with the same design as the top. Inside black lacquered with an extra tray.
These chests were part of the dowry of women.
An article about these rare trunks was published in the monthly journal Nihon no Bijutsu (Arts of Japan) - no. 233 (2010), published by Shibundo.

Lot will be carefully packed and sent on a pallet.

Certificate of Authenticity will be added.

Lot details
Object
Rare and large red lacquered trunk from Ryūkyū Islands (Okinawa)
Material
Lacquered wood
Period
Late Edo period
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Title of artwork
very rare lacquered trunk from Ryūkyū Islands-Okinawa- extensively lacq. with symbols of good luck
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
61×91×56 cm
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