Kobako Fan

Lacquer kobako box with two compartments in the shape of a fan. Decorated with pine trees near a stream on all sides in takamaki-e, hiramaki-e techniques with a nashi-ji background. On the upper side, a couple of cranes are looking for food on the ground, while three baby cranes are waiting in the nest located in the pine tree.

Interior in nashi-ji lacquer.

Japan – Edo period (1603-1868)

Height : 1.8 in. (4.5 cm) – Width : 4.2 in. (10.7 cm) – Depth : 2 in. (5 cm)