Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box

Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box

Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box
Lovely Oriental Meiji Period 19th Century Carved Trinket Box. My mother (now 95) gave me this Japanese box. She had inherited it from her grandmother who travelled the world. It has a beautifully and very intricately carved roaring Lion on the lid, with three small beetles dotted around - one in the bottom of the box, one on the underneath of the box and one inside the lid. All the carving is very delicate and fine - hard to show in these photos. In Europe, insects have negative cultural connotations rooted in the Bible (Kritsky 1997, Impelluso 2004). But in East Asia, nature is a key component of spiritual practices, and people have traditionally viewed insects in a more positive light (Berenbaum 1995, Farris 2009).

Japanese culture has been shaped by long periods of Chinese conquest (Yoshikawa 1976), and one of the many shared aspects of Japanese and Chinese art is the prevalence of diverse insects. Japanese artists were keenly aware of their rich history of insects in art. Condition: The lid is in excellent condition, with the intricate and delicate carving of the lion's head particularly good. The rest of the box is very good, but for one chip out of the inner lip , which doesn't show when the box is shut (see photos).

Dimensions: 6 cm w x 4.5 cm h. We are cleaning everything and washing our hands constantly, so please know that we are doing everything that we can to make sure that what we send out is as sanitized and safe as possible! (we are also in self isolation to protect my 95yr old mother, which makes everything that much safer). As many of our items are used, t.

Hey may have some age-related wear and tear. I always describe any significant damage as honestly as I can as my aim is to have happy customers :- Please always look at all the photos carefully as they are part of the description. Any questions or requests please dont hesitate to ask. The item "Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box" is in sale since Sunday, May 17, 2020.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Boxes". The seller is "tthonett" and is located in Basingstoke.

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Oriental Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Delicately Carved Trinket Box