This LACMA exclusive features Okamoto Shuki's Japanese peonies on the top of this beautiful lacquer box. Pale green sides contrast with the top while the black lacquer interior is lined top and bottom with fabric so it is perfect for bracelets, bangles and beads.
In Japanese art, it is important to express the inner essence of flowers as it is to convey their natural outward beauty. The peonies reproduced on this lacquer box are from a painting on silk in Pictures of Flowers and Birds, a nineteenth century album by Okamoto Shūki (Japan, 1807–1862). LACMA's permanent collection includes this album and three additional works by this artist.
- Hand-crafted lacquered wood box
- 8 x 6 x 3-1/2 inches
- Interior is lined top and bottom with fabric
- Informational card included
- Imported exclusively for LACMA