Komainu are vey auspicious animals in Japanese cultures in both Shinto and Buddhism tradition. Originally from China, these animals symbolizes guardians to ward off evil spirits.Hiramaki-e was used in combination with carving and combing to render the lions with various surface textures. A gilt border with an slight angle was given to the lid and even the thin band is decorated with miniature floral scrolls. The interior of the box was finished in a dense nashiji. Underneath the lid, a cluster of peonies open lavishly by two gentle mounts. Takamaki-e (high relief) in both gold and silver were used to depicts the plants. Gold kirigane was used on the mount. The overall effect is a masterful work full of details and visually striking. The item "Japanese Lacquer Box with Fine Maki-e Decoration Meiji Period" is in sale since Friday, October 2, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Boxes". The seller is "gallery-t" and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.