Small Box in the shape of a Treasure Ship (Takarabune)
On View In:
Gallery 219
Artist:   Japanese  
Title:   Small Box in the shape of a Treasure Ship (Takarabune)  
Date:   Edo period  
Medium:   Lacquer with sprinkled gold designs  
Dimensions:   13/16 x 3 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (2.06 x 7.94 x 13.02 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Alfred F. Pillsbury  
Location:   Gallery 219  

Object Description  
Classification:   Lacquerware  
Physical Description:   Box, gold lacquer, in shape of sampan, on the sail of which appear symbols in red and black amid black clouds. The sampan is loaded with barrels and bags. A piece of coral represents the top of the mast, and metal threads are used for ropes.  
Creation Place:   Asia, Japan, , ,  
Accession #:   31.51.29a,b  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts