Japanese woodbox with lacquer (maki-e) technique decorations. Takamaki-e style, which is one of the three major techniques in maki-e making.
The technique of takamaki-e involves building up design patterns above the surface through a mixture of metal powder, lacquer and charcoal or clay dust. Excellent condition, Meiji Period (1868-1911). Size: 24 cm x 15 cm x 12 cm