Cherry branch ryôshibako

Pair of ryôshibako and suzuribako in black lacquer decorated with a cherry branch and flowers in a gold and silver lacquer in taka maki-e. The inside is in black lacquer. The back of the cover of the ryōshibako is decorated with three fans, one closed, one partially opened and the final one is entirely open. The back of the cover of the suzuribako is also decorated with three fans in golden and nashi-jilacquer, two closed and one open. The suzuribako contains an ink stone and a small pot for water.

A stamp can be seen beneath the ryōshibako.

Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912).
Height : 5,1 in – Lengh : 15 in – Width : 12,6 cm