Sea chest

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Sea chest

others / Edo / Japan

文政七年/1824

H.37.0cm W.31.7cm D.42.8cm

墨書「甲申文政七年六月吉日大和屋源兵衛」

Sea chests are for use abroad trading ships. These chests are small but strong as they were the "ships' safe," designed to contain the stationery, accounts, money, permits for business, landing certificates, seals, etc.

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