Chest (2) - Bronze, Copper, Lacquer, Wood - Japan - Edo Period (1600-1868)

Description
Chest (2) - Bronze, Copper, Lacquer, Wood - Japan - Edo Period (1600-1868)
Fair condition, see description - 27×23×30 cm

Authentic chest used during the Tokugawa shogunate with case in leather containing 20 Tempo Tsuho (bronze coins), Edo Period, Japan.

Travel chest for coins (money transfer) or valuables undoubtedly used by the military during transport of goods.

Very sturdy, finished in iron, the chest has two drawers.
Chest from the 18th century, leather case from the 19th.

The 20 coins are Tempo Tsuho and have a value of 100 Mon.
All coins are autentic and have a hallmark on both sides.
The Tempo Tsuho was the most common coin during the Edo Period with more than one million struck between 1835 and 1870.
It was one of the rare coins that was struck almost everywhere in Japan.
Each coin weighs 20.5 to 20.7 grams.
All authentic!

A collector's piece.
Very heavy for its size.
Acquired in the USA in 2008.

Some flaws, breaks, cracks and the door is somewhat obstructed when opening.
The interior of the drawers has been restored.
Decorative piece.

Lot details
Total nr of items
2
Object
Chest
Material
Bronze, Copper, Lacquer, Wood
Period
Edo Period (1600-1868)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Condition
Fair condition, see description
Dimensions
27×23×30 cm
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in