Set of bundaï, ryôshibako and fudebako in wakasa lacquer with an old rose background and black traditional Japanese patterns.
The saya pattern (or sayagata) is composed by Chinese svastikas. This symbol linked to Buddhism, mean intelligence, power and peace. It is a good omen sign.
The kanoko pattern reminds stains on fawn back.
The sakura (cherry blossom) pattern is emblematic of Japan. The blossoming in a short time marks spring beginning and is a symbol of renewal and ephemeral beauty.
There are also traces of calligraphy brush, in reference to the function of the objects.
Bundai is a low table used to put books or scrolls and, later, to write.
Rectangular ryōshibako (letter and document box) with a slightly domed
Fudebako (pencil case) of rectangular format very narrow in its length with two rounded corners, flat cover.
Wakasa lacquerware(wakasa-nuriin Japanese) was produced around the Obama city, in Fukui prefecture from the beginning of the Edo period (1603-1868). This technique derives from togidashi maki-eand is characterized by the creation of patterns in eggshells, seashells or pine needles.
Japan, Taisho era (1912-1926)
Bundaï : Height : 4.88 inch – Length : 22.91 inch – Width : 13.58 inch
Ryoshibako : Height : 1.8 cm – Length : 9.45 inch – Width : 7.32 inch
Fudebako : Height : 1.06 inch – Length : 8.74 inch – Width : 3.22 inch