A 19th Century Bamboo and Lacquer Picnic Box
A 19th Century Bamboo and Lacquer Picnic Box
A 19th Century Bamboo and Lacquer Picnic Box
A 19th Century Bamboo and Lacquer Picnic Box

A 19th Century Bamboo and Lacquer Picnic Box

c. 1890 Japan

Offered by Timothy Langston

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An exceptionally fine late 19th century picnic box in the form of a pagoda, the roof and walls disassembling as compartments, all modelled using gilded lacquer and woven bamboo.

The use of lacquer has a long standing history in Japan. This was promoted by the fact that the tree which produces the sap used for the production of lacquer is native to the country. It is a preferable material for boxes of any kind, since it is very light and fairly water resistant. This ‘jubako’ or picnic box, is of particularly charming shape; it is not only practical, but highly decorative.

Dimensions
Height 17.00 inch (43.18 cm)
Width 11.00 inch (27.94 cm)
Depth 11.00 inch (27.94 cm)
Stock Code
0737
Medium
Bamboo and Lacquer
Timothy Langston

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