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Art & Antiques: Bachmann Eckenstein

Guri Lacquer Box 
17th c.; Edo Period (1603 - 1868)
Ht: 3.5 cm, Dia: 10 cm 

Guri Lacquer Box

Carved swirling line motif, twining across the entire surface of the cylindrical box and cover. Ten layers of black, red, and yellow lacquers. 

Provenance: Edward Gilbertson Collection (New Zealand), sold at Glendining&Co Ltd (4 Argyll Street, London) in the 1930s. 

Similar example in the Seatle Art Museum: Cf. Fuller, Richard: Japanese Art in the Seattle Art Museum, 1960, No. 183. - Seattle Art Museum, Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection (Inv. 49.88). 
Victoria and Albert Museum, London: Cf. Garner, Harry: in Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society vol.31 (1957-59), pp. 61-73, pl. 20ff. 
Comparable example: Cf.Chinese and Associated Lacquer from the Garner Collection, British Museum 1973, no. 22, p. 24, pl. 9a.

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