Rectangular box in ro-iro lacquer, decorated with plum blossom and stylized spiraling tendrils in golden lacquer hiramaki-e. It includes a tray in hirame lacquer.
Plum blossom (ume) blooms at the end of winter and announces the arrival of spring. It symbolizes harmony and hope. A Japanese festival, Ume Matsuri, celebrates plum ume’s blossoming every year.
Japan – Taisho era (1912 – 1926)
Dim. 10.65 x 7.1 x 3.95 inch