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Trinket Box

1971.1639 (RS118322)

Description

Four footed platform base with three stacked rectangular boxes progressively smaller in height with a detached lid at the top. Outside it is painted gold overall. The top of the lid, top of the base bottoms and insides of the boxes are speckled with metallic dusts. Inside the top box are three small rectangular boxes with lids. (Outside painted gold, inside bottom speckled). Center box has round hole in the bottom. There are hand-painted motifs of Oriental landscapes on a black ground, on the lids of the smaller boxes and on the sides of the whole box.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1900-1991
Location of origin
Japan
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
gilding
lacquering
wood (plant material)
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
BOX, TRINKET
boxes (containers)
Gilded
gilding
Lacquered
lacquering
Landscape
Oriental
Orientalism
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
3.875 x 5.438 x 3.813 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1639
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12507

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