DATE & ORIGIN
Japan, c1875. Meiji period.
Age related wear as shown, the copper bases are torn in places as shown.
Height: 5.2cm Diameter: 8.2cm. The largest example.
327 grams combined
A set of three 19th century Japanese cloisonne boxes. The boxes are in graduating size and fit comfortably within each other. The boxes are decorated with green enamel and copper mica decoration, the rims and bases are copper.
Hand-blown around the time Japan began using the Gregorian calendar on the first of January 1873.