Suzuribako - Japan - Edo

Lacquer Suzuribako, rectangular shape, the lid and sides in hiramaki e-gold, nashi-ji and fundame black background, stylized fan waves.
The reverse of the cover is adorned by tamaki e-gold lacquer, and red and silver on nashi-ji background, beetle among grass behind which a silver moon is looming. The interior, decorated in nashi-ji lacquer with a tray, an ink stone and a mizuhire. Punch and paper knife with matching decor.
The item is presented in a natural wooden box.

Japan, Edo (1603-1868)