Kushibako mon Mizuno

Black lacquer  background and nashi-ji kushibako (comb box) with a môn decor, including the one of the Mizuno family.
Each face of this rectangular box is divided in two registers, separated by a flash of lightning in gilded maki-e. All of the parts are in nashi-ji and the other one in black lacquer, each being decorated with two môn.
The interior has a black lacquer tray.
Former collection of Christian Nouet (1885-1969), painter, illustrator, poet, French tutor of Emperor Akihito.
Japan – Edo (1603-1868). 
Measures: Height 5.51in, Length 7.09in, Width 6.3in