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A LACQUER BOX AND COVER

TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), SIGNED JITOKU AND WITH KAO [AKATSUKA JITOKU (1871-1936)]

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A LACQUER BOX AND COVER
taisho period (early 20th century), signed jitoku and with kao [akatsuka jitoku (1871-1936)]
Of rectangular shape with round corners decorated on the lid and sides with flowering waterplants and a swirling stream below an imperial sixteen-petal chrysanthemum medallion, the blossoms inlaid in mother-of-pearl with gold lacquer details and the stems and leaves of variegated gold takamaki-e applied with kimpun, the ripples of the stream in low-relief colored gold takamaki-e and togidashi with black lacquer, nashiji and okibirame accents, the medallion kinji and the ground roiro and nashiji, the interior dense yellow nashiji and the base nashiji, the mounts silver, signed in gold lacquer on the underside of the lid; in wood storage box inscribed on a paper label on the underside of the lid gohairyo (presented) January 5, 1919 (Taisho 8.1.5)
10 3/8 x 7 7/8 x 4 7/8in. (26.4 x 20 x 11.7cm.)
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