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A LACQUER CAKE BOX (KASHIBAKO)
FROM THE ANKARCRONA COLLECTION OF JAPANESE LACQUER AND ASIAN WORKS OF ART
A LACQUER CAKE BOX (KASHIBAKO)

MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

Details
A LACQUER CAKE BOX (KASHIBAKO)
MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)
In the form of a box wrapped with a furoshiki (wrapping cloth); decorated in gold, silver and red hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and sprinkled nashiji with flowering branches lying against a stylised brocade ground, the lid lifting to reveal a fitted inner tray decorated with a feather beside tea utensils - a natsume, tea whisk and tea scoop
5 ½ x 4 1/8 x 2 7/8 in. (13.9 x 10.4 x 7.2cm.)
Provenance
By repute a gift to the original collector Sten Ankarcrona (1861–1936) in Stockholm by the Prince Komatsu Akihito in 1895.
Literature
Eskenazi Ltd., Japanese Inro and Lacquer-ware from a Private Swedish Collection, London, 1996, illustrated p. 8.

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