h. 2 1/2 in., w. 3 in.
Gift of Helen Trager
|Small black and gold lacquered box. Inside: Glossy black lacquer (wax spot inside the bottom). Lower part (outside): Contains a frieze with a hook-like foliage pattern (chu-pan) near the top. Upper part (outside): Contains an attached wooden button-shaped piece at the handle in the center of the top. The handle is surrounded by black and gold décor representing an open flower. Surrounding this flower there are 2 friezes spanning the diameter of the upper part. The inner most frieze contains a curvilinear pattern, while the outer most frieze contains a larger hook-like foliage pattern (chu-pan) which mirrors the lower part decoration.|