Economic Botany Lacquer Collection

All are Rhus verniciflua Stokes


Box Item
Description Size Barcode
1 1 Small square metal bottle/vessel with top and narrow spoon. [Probably snuff bottle] Made of carved red and black lacquer, dragon carved on both sides. 5.75 x 6.25 x 2.25 cm #00207055
1 2 Round box with compartment, covered in red lacquer carved in detail with leaves and splitting fruits. Inside is entirely black. 8 x 3.25 cm #00207826
1 3 Flat square metal case, with hinge and clasp; front, back, and entire inside are covered with black lacquer. Scene of a mountain, a house, and a man on the front and 2 birds on the back. 8.25 x 8.5 x 1 cm #00207827
1 4 Heart shaped container, possibly metal covered with red lacquer. [Probably snuff bottle] Carved in detail with 2 men, trees, and mountains on each side. Item has a jade cap with a slender wooden spoon attached, the spoon has become separated from the spoon) 7 x 4.75 cm #00207828
1 5 One rectangular lidded box, inside lacquered in red, outside in gold and lib depicting edge of land, trees, a building, body of water, and a mountain with decorative markings 9 x 7 x 5.25cm #00207833
1 6 One square lidded wood box, covered with carved brown lacquer, with designs depicting a bridge, trees, rocks, and water. 9 x 9x 3 cm #00207834
1 7 One rectangular case, box with 3 compartments, separate base for box and a lid/case that fits over box on base, gold lacquer on box depicting houses, rocks, mountains, water, and trees, inside speckled gold and red, lid has floral and bird designs. 9 x 8 x 10 cm #00207835
1 8 One square lidded metal box, lacquered on inside with gold and black specs and in gold on outside depicting a house, trees, water, and rocks 6 x 6 x 2.5 cm #00207841
1 9 One metal bracelet (gold?) made of hinged rectangle tiles with inlaid lacquered scenes (depicting houses, plants, birds, mountains, water and butterflies) with black and gold



1 10 One metal (gold/brass?) neck ornament of linked small round, larger round, oblong and an octagon shaped tiles with inlaid gold and black lacquer. 63 cm #00207843
1 11 One square wood box covered in imitation red lacquer, with carved design on sides and fruit and leaves on the top, one side is chipped, exposing materials used. 7.5 x 7.5 x 3.25 cm #00207844
1 12 One square wood box (Magnolia wood?) carved with design of bird in flowers and covered with brown lacquer 7.5 x 7.5 x 2.75 cm #00207845
1 13 One rounded lidded box/container with carved butterflies



1 14 One rectangular flat box (inro) with 4 compartments, with piece of narrow rope linking the box, ball (ojime) on rope to tighten and a the piece disc (netsuke) on end, each piece is red lacquer carved in detail, depicting human figures 7.5 x 75 x 2.5 cm #00207819
1 15 One rectangular flat box (inro) with 4 compartments, decorated with paintings and embosses of a section of tree trunk, leaves, fruits, and river on one side and a monkey, crab, and a large rat on the other side. 7 x 5.5 x 2 cm #00207820
1 16 One rectangular flat box (inro) with 4 compartments; there is a piece of narrow rope linking the box, a ball (ojime) on rope to tighten. Box is decorated with an embossed drawing of a rat with leaves, one corner is unfinished. 8.75 x 6.25 x 2.5 cm #00207821
1 17 One small round box with 1 compartment, covered in red lacquer carved in detail with leaves and pineapple scale-like shapes; inside is entirely black 5.25 x 3 cm #00207825
1 18 One heart shaped container, metal covered with red lacquer, carved in detail with 2 men, trees, and mountains on each side; cap is missing. 5.25 x 6 cm #00207829
1 19 One heart shaped container, metal covered with red lacquer carved detail with 2 men, trees and mountains on one side and a single woman with trees and mountains on the other; cap made of metal and orange stone with slender wooden spoon 5 x 6 cm #00207830
1 20 One oval shaped container, white ivory-like material carved in detail, 16 men with various objects, has carved cap made of same material with small orange-ish carved ball on top and slender spoon of likely same material attached to base. 5.5 x 8.5 cm #00207831
1 21 One small round wood lidded container, lid is Buddha-like image, bald man with large belly, carved in detail, inside is lacquered in brown exterior in red. 5 (diameter) x 3.75 cm #00207856
1 22 One square lidded box, black on the inside and covered with carved red lacquer. 13.5 x 10.25 x 5 cm #00207056
1 23 Cylindrical double lidded metal container; lacquer image of an eagle and a tree filled with an open bag of Japanese green tea leaves. 12.25 x 7.25 cm #00207057
1 24 One vessel, rounded in lower half with narrower top; has carvings and embossed sections with non-English characters. Houses, trees, rocks, a boat in water (amber brown material [resin?]) with lid (ivory like rim and carved brown wood with lacquer (?); inside lined with cork.   #00207832
1 25 Rectangular wooden box, inside lacquered black, outside covered with carved red lacquer floral designs and a dragon on top of the lid. 15 x 10 x 6 cm #00207837
1 26 Rectangular lidded box, inside lacquered black, outside covered with carved red lacquer dragons; lid has trees, houses, rocks, and water. 12.25 x 10.75 x 5 cm #00207838
1 27 Rectangular lidded box, inside lacquered in black, outside covered with carved red lacquer floral/geometric designs; on lid is 2 men under a tree, water and mountain background 14.5 x 10 x 4.75 cm #00207839
1 28 Oval like lidded box, inside lacquered black, outside covered with carved red lacquered geometric designs; 2 men giving water to another man under a tree; water and rocks in background. 12.75 x 10 x 5 cm #00207840
2 1 Round tray with an orange background, black sides and bottom; tree, plants, flamingo in black and gold. 24.75 x 2 cm #00211144
2 2 Round lidded container with one tray inside orange lacquer interior, exterior background in orange with green and yellow detail. Exterior depicts dancers onlid, animals, plants around the sides. Card inside reads: "Burmese Lacquer, 'Betel box', Melanorrhoea usitata, used for Areca Catechu" 15.25 x 8.9 cm #00207995
3 1 One round metal tray covered in lacquer black on the bottom, mung green bean on sides and top with flowers and a butterfly in gold, silver, and pink 25 (diameter) cm #00207851
3 2 One rectangular wood tray with lacquer trim on sides and five small gold and red flowers lacquered on top 29.25 x 19.5 x 1.5 cm #00207852
4 1 One cylindrical double lidded thin metal container, outside covered in black lacquer with a scene of a body of water, boats, rock outcroppings, a house, trees and a mountain/volcano in the distance; also reads: "Choice Formose Oolong Tea" 24 x 10.5 cm #00207847
4 2 One oval shaped wood plaque with one side lacquered in gold and black with depiction of 2 figures from Rama Kien 29.25 x 14.25 cm #00207849
4 3 One round metal tray covered in lacquer, brown on the bottom and sides with a mixture of gold, amber, silver, black and mother of pearl (?) 16.75 (diameter) cm #00207850
5 1 One cylindrical box with 3 compartments: 1 lid and 2 inset covers that lift out revealing larger compartments, black and gold lacquer with depictions of peacock, humans and large lion with decorative designs 13 (diameter) x 12.5 (height) cm #00207822
5 2 One large circular box with 1 compartment, with an attached base, made of carved in detail red lacquer depicting flowers, trees, rocks, a house with 2 men on the porch 20.75 (diameter) x 12 (height) cm #00207823
6 1 Rectangular lidded black lacquer box, with three rows of square plate showing the various lacquer steps, starting with the plain piece of wood and ending with a black background, a gold leaf & gold flower with numerous petals and statements. 23.25 x 36 x 2.75 cm #00207836
7 1 One small machete/dagger with sheath and cloth bag, the blade of the knife has some carvings and inlaid red lacquer, handle and sheath are decorated with lacquer and fish scales 37.5 cm #00207846
7 2 One cylindrical bamboo wood container, with 3 compartments, covered in lacquer--orange, gray, black, and gold. 32. x 5.25 cm #00207848
7 3 One large wood round tray with orange/salmon lacquer trim on sides and black on the bottom 35 (diameter) x 2.75 cm #00207853
8 1 One large square-ish box with 1 compartment, covered in red and black lacquer carved in detail, contains a large character on top that means 'spring' with other characters on the sides, depictions of people, and other decorative shapes. 26.5 x 26.5 x 15cm #00207824
9 1 One large wood round tray with orange/ red lacquer on bottom and sides, on top black with depiction of red and gold basket with brown and pink flowering plant 53.5 (diamter) x 3.5 cm #00207854
10 1 One large rectangular wood frame (ca. 30 x 43.5 cm) lacquered black with 28 tiles (ca. 18.5 x 3 cm) in two rows, each lacquered in a different color; 15 shades of red and orange, green, browns, purples, yellow and each labeled in Japanese.   #00207855