Japan, 19th century
Of rectangular form with canted edges decorated with gold-lacquered scrolling vines, the cover with red, black, and gold takamaki-e depicting Jurojin holding a scroll and leaning against his deer, his gnarled staff and uchiwa (fan) underneath, the lucky god with a pensive expression and neatly detailed features, all against a roiro ground, the interior fitted with a tray and a compartment with a fitted rectangular signed ink stone and a copper water dropper (suiteki). With a black wood box and cover from the same period.
SIZE 4.5 x 21 x 23 cm
Condition: Good condition with minor wear to lacquer, minuscule nicks, and light surface scratches. The storage box with extensive wear, some chips, and minor losses.
Provenance: US private collection. Old Japanese collector’s label to the storage box.
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