|Title||Box with Chrysanthemum Design|
|Object Name||Box, Trinket|
This elegant box features two extravagant techniques: lacquer and inlaying. The beautifully rendered naturalistic chrysanthemum blossoms and leaves, and the imperial crest in the form a stylized chrysanthemum, are inlaid with mother of pearl, a practice known as "raden". The crest is the typical 16-petal "kikumon" or chrysanthemum "kamon" (Japanese for family crest). This specific type of lacquer technique is known as "maki -e", referring to the method of adding silver, or in this case, gold flakes of shavings, before the final protective layer applied.
Reference: Winter, Amy H., with Xiaoping Lin (eds.), "The Light of Infinite Wisdom: Asian Art from the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and Other Collections," Queens College, CUNY, 2003.
|Medium/Material||Lacquer maki-e and mother-of-pearl|
|Dimensions||H-8.5 W-10.5 L-13 inches|
|Year Range from||1700|
|Year Range to||1750|
18th century AD
|Exhibition and Publication History||
* "A Selection From the Queens College Art Collection" , Klapper, 1979, #50
*"Thirty Years of Collecting," G-TM, 1986. M. Simon, Curator.
*"Discover! Selections from the G-TM of Queens College," Citicorp, L.I.C., 1990, no catalogue.
* Exhibited"Director's Choice, Part II," G-TM, 10/10-12/20/02. A. Winter, Curator.
*"Director's Choice, Part II," G-TM, Fall 2002, Amy Winter
* "The Light of Infinite Wisdom: Asian Art from the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and Other Collections," A. Winter, X. Lin, Curators, G-TM, 10/15-12/20/2003, #30, p. 20.