Kobako Autumn Fan

Fan-shaped kobako in lacquer.  The kobako is decorated with autumn plants on sequined silver and gold. The inside and the circumference are in nashi-jilacquer.

Kobako(“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 period (1603-1868)

Length : 3.75 in – Height : 1.6 in – Width : 0.75 in