Suzuribako - cherry blossom

Suzuribako in golden and silver taka maki-e lacquer and kirigane on a hirameiji background, decorated with flowering cherry branches.The interior of the lid is ornamented with the môn of the Fuji-I family from Uyeda in black lacquer and taka maki-e golden lacquer on a nashi-ji background.Inside the suzuribako lie a water bucket, an inkstone and a small tray decorated with pine trees in golden taka maki-e lacquer on a nashi-ji background.

 Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912) 

Height:  1.2 inches – Length: 7.5 inches – Width: 7.1 inches