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ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER BUNKO (DOCUMENT OR PAPER BOX)

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FIND ANTIQUE JAPANESE BUNKO BOX FOR SALE IN UK
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SKU: 856768?0121

ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER BUNKO (DOCUMENT OR PAPER BOX)

£1,250.00

ANTIQUE JAPANESE LACQUER BUNKO (DOCUMENT OR PAPER BOX)

 

Late Meiji/early Taisho period

 

Height: 4¼ inches / 11 cm
Width: 12 inches / 30.5 cm
Depth: 9 inches 22.8 cm
Stock number: 856768/0121
Price: £1250

 

A Japanese lacquer bunko (document or paper box) decorated in hiramakie with a leaping carp on a brown ground, signed lower left with two character signature above a kakihan. Metal rims and black ground (roiro) interior. In Japan, carp signify good fortune or luck. They are also symbols of perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose no doubt stemming from their determination to leap up waterfalls. Late Meiji/early Taisho period. 

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