This is an antique Japanese late Meiji Era c. It would have been used for very special occasions to serve food for a new year. There are five boxes that can stack and two lids (see pictures). This comes with the original wooden storage box.
This Kasaneju was owned by Yabuki Family (see pictures 1 & 2). Hand crafted from over 15 pieces of cryptomeria wood with over 20 coats of Japanese brown and red lacquer. Having been mostly stored away but occasionally used lovingly for over 120 years, with the exception of minor signs of use and lids being warped (picture 7), this kasaneju set remains overall in. Each box measures 7" x 7 3/4" x 2 1/4 tall (17.8 x 19.5 x 5.5 cm).
The box is 8 3/4" x 8 1/4" x 16 1/2 tall (22 x 21 x 42 cm). A very elegant and functional piece of art to display your treasures or to serve something special. You'll love it , I guarantee it......... Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery of Portland, Oregon have been in the Japanese antique business for over 38 years, and highly value our customers.Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "sailerking" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.