Object photography

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On View Charles Goddard Weld Hall, level 3

Object description

  • Japanese artist
  • Knife box, about 1799
  • Wood, lacquer, gold, shell
  • Japan
  • H: 35.50 cm, W: 22.60 cm, D: 32.10 cm (H: 14.0 in, W: 8.9 in, D: 12.6 in)
  • Gift of Mr. Lawrence W. Jenkins, 1949
  • E62271


Knife box made of wood with bronze colored lacquer and gold decoration of flowers and ho ho birds in the Hepplewhite style. Made at Nagasaki for Captain James Devereux and brought back to Salem on the Ship Franklin.

Exhibition History

  • Japanese Art Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum; January 06, 2003 through Present
  • Worlds Revealed: The Dawn of Japanese and American Exchange, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; November 17, 2000 through March 18, 2001