Japanese Lacquer Imperial Presentation Box

Artist: Akatsuka Jitoku 赤塚自得 (1871-1936)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, early 20th century, before 1919
Lacquer on wood with gold maki-e and mother of pearl inlay with silver rim mounts
H x W x D: 11.6 x 19.9 x 26.4 cm (4 9/16 x 7 13/16 x 10 3/8 in)
Japan, Tokyo
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Container, Lacquer


chrysanthemum, Japan, Taisho era (1912 - 1926), WWII-era provenance

From 1997
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased at auction, Christie's, New York, Sale No. 8732, September 17, 1997, lot no. 230 [1]


[1] See Curatorial Note 4, Duley, October 6, 1997, in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Christie's (New York)

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 332-333.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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