A Japanese Lacquer tissue box made from the Showa Period (1926 - 1986), made between 1930-1950 with distinctive Maki-e imagery in straight lines.
Maki-e is a distinctive Japanese lacquerware technique developed around 1200 years ago. Maki-e (literally: sprinkled picture) is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder onto a thick layer of lacquer as a decoration, a complicated and highly refined and time-consuming application.
Size: 14(W) x 18(L) x 13(H) cms.
Weight: 400 gms.
This Japanese Lacquer collection is a result of the von Buren trips to Japan and its various antique fairs, where this entire lot was collected, that ranges from 70 to over 250 years.
Use silver polishing gloves with silver polish solution to clean the silver. Use teak cleaner or simply a cotton cloth to clean the piece.