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vintage Japanese medicine box


Danger and graphic drama combine in this gorgeous vintage Japanese medicine box, complete with the unused remnant pharmacopeia of its (presumably healthy) former owner.

The paper covered wooden box has a heavy card drawer with metal drawer pull, sliding open to reveal a dozen vintage medicines in original paper packages. 

A dream gift for collectors of paper ephemera, illustrators, artists and designers, this gently worn artefact of a bygone era will make a uniquely poetic decorative feature or treasure box. 

Please handle contents with appropriate caution as well as curiosity. Consumtion of vintage Japanese medicines may cause decidedly unpleasant side effects. Keep well away from children and animals.

made in Japan

materials : cardboard, paper and assorted medicine 
colour : carbon and russet
measurement : 

  • width 16cm
  • length 20cm
  • height 9cm