This is an vintage Japanese lidded writing box c. Constructed with red Kamakura Bori lacquer. The fitted lid depicts the ancient Shishi protectorate lion. The box would have been used to hold quality paper for calligraphy and other writing implements.
This lidded box measures 14 3/8" wide by 10 1/4" deep and 4 3/4 tall (36.5 x 26 x 12 cm). Having been in storage for the better part of 70 years it remains in fine condition. Note minor chip to the inside lid corner (see picture 10 & 11).
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See photos and descriptions for condition. The item "VINTAGE JAPANESE c. 1950 KAMAKURA BORI RED LACQUERED WRITING BOX SIGNED" is in sale since Thursday, August 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques".The seller is "shoguns" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.