MATERIAL: Lacquer
TYPE: Gift Box
DIMENSIONS: Box: 4 1/3 X 5 X 2 inches. Tray: 5 1/3 X 6 3/4 inches. Wood case: 7 1/2 X 6 1/4 X 3 1/3 inches  Paper: 10 X 13 1/3 inches.
COMPONENTS: lacquer box; tray; handwritten paper with seal; all housed in wood case.
ITEM ID: 2088

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Taisho Emperor Cigarette Box

DATE
Year: 1916
Decade: 1910s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Lacquer box and tray that once held cigarettes given as a present by someone in the Taisho Emperor household. The top of the box has the sixteen-petal Imperial Chrysanthemum used by the Emperor and his family. There is a handwritten paper with seal inside the box, dated October 31, 1916.