Lacquer tebako 手箱 with book design

Price:  3.800,00

Superb rectangular black lacquer tebako 手箱 (box for personal accessories) with a slightly domed well-fitted lid.

The lid has a continuous soft-tone multicoloured hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief lacquer design) depicting several picture books 絵本 (e-hon), of which two lie open and show flowers accompanied by poems. The three other booklets have beautifully decorated covers, one of which has a chidori 千鳥 (plovers) flying above sea. The motif continuous on the sides, showing the cover with a pine tree and waterfall design, and the tip of another book with a wheel and foliage design.

The interior with a fitted removable tray. This tray and the entire interior of the box including lid are decorated with a warm reddish golden nashiji 梨子地 (sprinkled gold lacquer).

Height 16.2 cm, Width 24.4 cm, Depth 32.0 cm.
Period: Japan – Taishô period/Early Shôwa period (Second quarter 20th century).

Including original wooden tomobako 供箱 (storage box).

The box is in a exceptional good condition. Please look at the photos for a clear condition reference.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
Price including insured shipping.

Ref. No. : B1701-1d bg24


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