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Small kobako in a shape of a fold of fabric on a fundame lacquer shelf, decorated with gold and black takamaki-e, cherry tree flowers and stylized waves. The inside is in nashi-ji lacquer.

Kobakos (“little boxes”) are often adorned with harmonious decors and sceneries inspired by Japanese fauna and flora. Japanese artists play with shapes and materials with accuracy and thoroughness akin to silverware.

Japan – Edo ( 1615 – 1868 )

Size : 0.85 x 2.25 x 2.55 inch