Lacquerware, unique set of 5 pieces
Price: € 9.500,00
Absolutely unique “never seen before” high quality black lacquer 5-piece stationary set with themed hiramaki-e 平蒔絵 (low-relief lacquer design) and takamaki-e 高蒔絵 (high-relief lacquer design) in different shades of gold.
The set consist of; a ryôshibako 料紙箱 (large document box), a suzuribako 硯箱 (writing box) with a matching signed waterdropper 水滴 (suiteki), a bundai 文台 (writing table), a fubako文箱 (box for letters and papers), and a tanzakubako 短冊箱 (poem or (love!) letter box).
All the pieces are lacquered with a detailed swirling cloud design accentuated by golden kirigane 切金 (cut and inlaid pieces of gold leaf), whereas the ryôshibako has also a bright red lacquer sun, and the suzuribako a crescent moon made of inlaid silver. Together representing ‘Day & Night’.
The interiors are decorated with lovely reddish nashiji 梨子地 (sprinkled gold lacquer), some more dense, and others with more black accents, and finished by golden fundame 粉溜地 rims.
The ryôshibako with a well fitted removable tray (some traces of age along two rims, please see the detail photos). The frame of the suzuribako is not removable, including a refined waterdropper with a silver inlaid moon design and an engraved plum blossom, signed at the bottom. The tanzakubako with a removable nashiji lacquer board.
Meiji period ( 1868-1912).
All in a very good condition with minor to no traces of age, except for the things as mentioned above. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.
Ryôshibako: L. 42,3 cm; W. 33,3 cm; H. 16 cm.
Suzuribako: L. 25,3 cm; W. 22 cm; H. 4,2 cm.
Bundai: L. 35 cm; W. 59,2 cm; H. 12,3 cm.
Fubako: L. 26,8 cm; W. 9,4 cm; H. 7 cm.
Tanzakubako: L. 38,7 cm; W. 8,2 cm; H. 5,2 cm.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.