Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)
Of square section, the ju-bako set comprising of three removable rectangular drawers fitted with a safety bar housing a pair of chopsticks. The set bearing a fine roiro ground and decorated continuously in iro-e hiramamki-e and takamaki-e, depicting a continuous motif of a pine tree with a broad trunk and long spreading branches, enveloped by tendrils of wisteria, the tree stands tall on a hill, near a meandering river. The interior compartments of nashiji with gold fundame rims. The ju-bako with brass fittings.
SIZE 29 x 21 x 21 cm
Condition: Good condition with minor wear. Minor losses to lacquer, few scratches, tiny nicks, all commensurate with use. One chip to the lower edge. Restoration to the base of the safety bar.
With a fitted tomobako box, inscribed Makiro-kai.
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