Box for the Incense Ceremony with the Island of Immortals

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Box for the Incense Ceremony with the Island of Immortals

lacquer work / Edo

By Magobei

Edo period, 17th century

Lacquered wood with [maki-e] decoration

縦11.3 横18.9 高12.9

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銘文:蓋裏金蒔絵銘「孫兵衛」、内箱朱漆書「御かうろ箱 内ニ 御かうろ 御重かうはこ/五十嵐孫兵衛」

The surface features scenes of Penglai, a mythological island of immortals. The intricacy of these scenes reflects the technical sophistication of lacquerware from the Edo period (1603–1868)."

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