Details
Of octagonal form, decorated in gold and silver hiramaki-e and hirame on a gold ground, with scattered cherry blossom sprays, petals, and ferns, the fitted tray to the interior similarly decorated, gilt-copper fittings in the form of a cherry blossom, black lacquer interiors with hirame, lead rims
13.5 x 6.3 cm. (538 x 212 in.)
Literature
Eskenazi Ltd., Japanese Inro and Lacquer-ware from a Private Swedish Collection, (London, 1996), no. 59, p. 56-57.
Michael Dean, Japanese Lacquer, Nambokucho to Zeshin: The Collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean, (London, 2002), p. 100 (text only).
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This kashibako has been cited as a possible source for the decoration of a later accessory box (tebako), see Michael Dean, Japanese Lacquer, Nambokucho to Zeshin: The Collection of Mike and Hiroko Dean, (London, 2002), no. 35. p. 99-103.

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