Large lacquered letterbox (Ryoshibako)
Large lacquered letterbox (Ryoshibako), the lid decorated with a very nicely detailed goldleaf maquille festival cart carrying a large flowerbasket with a.o. kiku flowers (chrysantheum). In the background a blossoming willow tree – In the front a festival outdoor curtain. The backside with a goldleaf lacquered scene of two pine trees situated on a hilly landscape against a starry night, executed in Naiji – sprinkled goldlacquer. Including an extra tray. The whole box lacquered in Naiji.
There are several spots on several corners with old repairs and old damage. Please see pictures.The two decorated sides of the lid are both in good original condition. Including original wooden transport box.
Size; H. : 13.5 cm ; W. : 34 cm ; D. : 42 cm.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Shipping and handling not included.