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