A Japanese Ryoshibako document box

Lot number

512

Estimated price

200
400

Description

A Japanese Ryoshibako document box
Japan, 19th century
Rectangular box with rounded corners, decorated in gold, aokin, and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and togidashi maki-e with gold kirikane and gold and silver hirame on a polished lacquer ground, depicting views of the torii of Itsukushima Shrine with the shrine in the background in front of the island’s Mount Misen, the design extending over the sides of the box, with the scene continuing on the inside of the cover, with removable en-suite fitted interior tray depicting two grazing dear.

Measurement 14.5 cm x 39.5 cm x 33 cm

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