A PAIR OF JAPANESE LACQUERED WEDDING BOXES

 

Edo-period, 18th century
 

The gilt-bronze mounts decorated with floral motifs, with braces for carrying axles, bearing the mon of the Aoi - Omodaka, ken-katabami .

H. 37 x W. 59 x D. 38.5 cm

(2x)

 

Note:

This pair of boxes, Maki-e, was used during the wedding ceremony, Hasamibako, containing marriage gifts. They bear the mon of the Aoi – Omodaka, ken-katabami. They have braces for carrying axles, and presumably were used by the groom and his family to carry marriage gifts for the bride.

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