Cloisonné enamel box

Japan, Meiji period, 1868 – 1912

Length: 4 1/2 inches, 11.4 cm

Width: 3 1/2 inches, 9 cm

A fine cloisonné enamel box with rounded corners, the top decorated in colours on a ruby-red ground with a sinuous three-clawed dragon. The sides are decorated with cloud scrolls. The rims of both box and cover are executed in silver.