Late Edo/early Meiji Period, Japanese, lacquer, document box depicting a gorgeous motif of whimsical vines among a handsome basket. Crafted upon brown lacquered surfaces with raised and dimensional gold lacquer paint, the box features a domed lid embellished with breathtaking Mother of Pearl and pewter inlays. The internal surfaces shimmer with their gold lacquer paint and similar aesthetics as the box top. Please note, this document box shows signs of wear commensurate with age and use including surface scuffs and minor dings. Additionally, restoration has occurred to include touch ups to the lid. With no structural cracks or shrinkage of materials, this box would be an amazing addition to your collection! 


Dimensions: 16” x 13.5” x 6”


SPECIAL NOTE: This piece is extremely fragile and will require extra care for shipment, including ample bubble wrap and double-boxing. Handling and shipping costs will be higher as a result, and are only estimated at this time. Final calculations will be completed upon sale. Also, we ship via the United States Postal Service. Restrictions on packaging may be imposed depending on your locale. 



Late Edo/Early Meiji Period Japanese Lacquer Mother of Pearl/Pewter Document Box

  • PLEASE NOTE: We are a working jewelry store and gallery and, therefore, are not available to answer questions on weekends. All of our pieces are guaranteed genuine-- no reproductions! All items are sold AS IS. Supplementary images can be supplied upon request. All items are subject to pre-sale. All dimensions are approximate.


     Return Policy:  We offer a (3) three-day inspection period and refund of purchase price, less a 10% re-stocking fee, for return of item in original condition within (7) seven days- ONLY if item is not as described. Buyer will pay return shipping cost. Please, ask questions before bidding. No refunds on international shipping.