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Tora Tori Gallery
On a gold and silver nashiji lacquer background, the lid presents a planter with handles, decorated with a Buddhist lion in a cartouche, a bouquet of gold and silver lacquered chrysanthemum flowers (shibuishi). The interior, with its inkstone and water pourer, shows a serene lake landscape, finely represented, with a tea pavilion in the background. The corners of the lid are also decorated with floral motifs. A storage box accompanies this writing desk. Edo period early 19th century...
Drawer box (kodansu). The exterior is entirely covered with vegetable fiber basketry surrounding reserves in the shape of fans in silver and gilded copper, chiselled with birds and flowers. The interior is soberly lacquered in black (roiro) and bears powdered Chinese characters...
Mother of pearl blossoms and rich colored carved lacquer flowers decorate this distinctive mid-century lacquer box by Izumi Atsuhiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Nuriki Tachiaoi Tebako (Lacquerd box with Hollyhock) and dated Showa 29 (1954). The edges between lid and box are protected by bands of solid silver. It is 30.5 x 22.5 x 13 cm (12 x 9 x 5 inches) and is in overall excellent condition. Both pieces of lacquer are signed...
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A Te-bako lacquered box decorated with pigeons in colored lacquer on pale white with mother of pearl inlay by one of the most important 20th century lacquer artists Banura Shogo enclosed in the original signed wooden box dating circa 1935. Sharp corners, the cream-colored box raised on a dark colored foot, the rim edged with two beads of solid silver, all typical of the design aesthetic of the 1930s. It is 30.5 x 21.5 x 12 cm (12 x 8-1/2 x 5 inches) and is in excellent condition...
Tora Tori Gallery
Original round box. On a gold lacquer ground, the decoration represents a monkey, wearing mother-of-pearl and gold carving, holding a longevity peach branch encrusted with mother-of-pearl and carnelian and waving it to hunt bees. The interior is covered with gold dust (nashiji) with a decoration of Mon (coat of arms). The edge of the box is finely decorated with foliage. On the back, an old Bon Marché label. A small chip and crack on the border, visible in the photo.Diameter 6,2cm.
Tora Tori Gallery
Rectangular in shape, the lid, on a black lacquer background, is decorated with a cherry branch in shibuishi (silver and copper) and mother-of-pearl. The interior consists of a tray on which is presented a pair of abumi (stirrups) and a horse dressage whip. Under the lid a fabric stretched in red green and gold polychrome lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlays. On the whole portour the decoration represents stylized clouds in silver lacquer. Superb quality box...
Suzuribako in roiro lacquer decor of a setting sun behind the waves in red and gold lacquer. Inside a couple of gold lacquer cranes on a nashiji background. Edo period 19th century or before. Good condition, no repairs. Normal use wear for this period. Very interesting subject. Dimensions about 21x21 cm
An antique Japanese Chobako (merchant box) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Kiri (Paulownia) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware. Upper carrying handle and hinged door that hides 4 drawers of varying sizes used by a merchant to store writing paper, receipts, money and calligraphy brushes.
Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)
Dimensions: 10" Wide by 12 1/4" High by 14 3/4" Deep
Polylobed lacquer box (kobako) with chrysanthemum decoration. On the lid, maki-e lacquer decoration, a slight relief in the center of the two flowers. Sides in fundame and base in nashi-ji. Inside, two decorations of vegetal landscapes with flowers (campanulas, pampas, pampers) and butterflies in maki-e on a nashi-ji background...
An antique Fubako, letter box, of a rarely seen design with a black ground having a flowing gold sprinkled pattern featuring wheel and wind/water designs in relief. There is also a lovely sprinkled design to the interior. The exterior bottom, which is covered when the box is closed, has the wheel designs and is very bright showing very little if any wear. Still retaining its original silk tasseled roping, this box is in superb condition...
Inrō with four boxes in black and gold lacquer, representing characters and a pavilion in a snowy landscape. Small boxes formed of compartments that fit one on top of the other, inrō (印 籠) are traditional Japanese clothing items. Since the kimono had no pockets, everyday objects were carried in small boxes (sagemono) hung on the belt (obi)...
Inrô in gilded lacquer according to the takamaki-e, hiramaki-e and kirigane techniques, with five squares of a mountain lake landscape. On the first side, there is a samurai on horseback, who is drinking from the stream. A servant accompanies him, his sword in hand. Next to the pine tree are the things they would have left behind...
A Japanese Kobako (personal storage box) designed with beautiful Yosegi Zaiku marquetry. Made in the Hakone region in Kanagawa Prefecture, it is a single drawer style used to store precious Okimono and treasures.
Yosegi Zaiku is a Japanese traditional craft dating back to the Edo Period (1603-1868). Wooden rods of varying natural colors are cut into elongated geometric shapes and glued together to form solid blocks...
Reflets des Arts
Kobako - Unusual and beautiful shape of a gold urushi lacquer box. An Heian era character with a beautiful dress and cap / hat. Nashiji inside. 8,5 cm x 5,5 cm x 2 cm. Japan Edo (1603-1868) 18th century.
Rectangular Japanese lidded box with superbly crafted gold nashiji maki-e lacquer having wonderful raised gold birds. The designs on the top continue onto all 4 sides and the attention to details are really amazing. Dates Late Edo to Early Meiji. Condition is excellent as this came from a private collection. Measures: 3" long, 2.5" wide, 2" high
Mid Meiji black lacquer gold maki-e borders document box. Features three raised gold designs with very fine details and Japanese characters. The has a gold sprinkled nashiji interior. In excellent condition, it measures: Length 10-1/8" x Width 3-3/4" x Height 2-1/8". Circa 1890. More photos available upon request.
Large suzuribako showing on its cover a mountainous landscape, crossed by a river, bordered by two houses and trees such as pine trees and cherry trees in bloom. It could be Okabe, the twenty-first of the fifty-three stations of the Tôkaidô. The bottom is gilded in the fundame technique, decorated with takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, hirameji and kirigane...
Small Japanese circular covered box in gold nashiji and maki-e lacquer with the lid having a lovely display of iris flowers in a stream setting created in both low and raised relief lacquer work The sides also feature raised delicate designs that complete this perfect little box. In excellent antique condition, it measures 2-1/2" diameter and 1-7/8" high. Dates Late Edo or Early Meiji and a piece worthy of a collector.