Gold and silver lacquer kobako, decorated with two puppies playing on a gold nashi-ji background. The inside and the base are 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.
In Japan, the dog is regarded as the animal of good, which protect children and mothers.
Japan – Edo ( 1615 – 1868 )
Height: 0.56 inch – Length: 2.37 inch – Width: 1.9 inch