Kobako plovers in flight

Rectangular kobako in lacquer, decorated with gold on a black background. Plovers are flying above rice fields and cottages treated in togidashi. The inside and the base are in nashi-jilacquer.

The plover (chidori), a wading bird of the charadriidaefamily, is a symbol frequently used in Japanese art, especially on fabrics, ceramics or in Japanese poetry. This bird is associated with prosperity and is said to help overcome difficulties.

Japan – Edo ( 1615 – 1868 )

Size : 0.99 x 2.96 x 2.45 inch