Trinket Box

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1900-1991

GUSN

GUSN-12507

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

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
gilding
lacquering
wood (plant material)
Orientalism
Gilded
Lacquered
Oriental
Landscape
BOX, TRINKET

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Japan

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

3.875 x 5.438 x 3.813 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1639