Lacquer box and cover with inlaid dancer’s hat

Meiji period, 1868-1912, Japan

Height: 17.4 cm, 6.9 inches Length: 14.8 cm, 5.8 inches, Width: 12.8 cm, 5 inches

Box and cover with torikabuto (dancer’s hat) and cords resting on a chequered garment.The black lacquer ground with induced craquelure overlaid with metal and lacquer; the sides of the box inlaid with bands of chequered decoration in oxidised lead overlaid with mon designs in shell and lacquer.

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