The very brillant roiro black laquer ground is decorated in hira maki-e with polychrome togidashi, details in gold leaf. Rim in fundame a matt gold lacquer ground, the surface inside the cases with irregular flecks of yellow and red gold.
The design filling almost the whole, and srpeading over the lid, with subtle details, shows the eight view of the lake Biwa. This japanese landscape depict hills with pagoda, torii, enclosing a strech of water with a sailing boat and a temple in the distant mountains.
Comes with a vintage kiri box made in palauwnia
Japan - Meiji
Height 1.77in - Depht 9.45in - Width 8.27in