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A Lacquer Tebako [Accessory Box]
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A Lacquer Tebako [Small Box]


A Lacquer Tebako [Small Box]
Edo period (mid-19th century)
The rectangular box with rounded corners and flush-fitting cover, decorated in gold, silver, red and black hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, togidashi, kinpun and inlaid in mother-of-pearl in Somada style technique with various open and closed books including Genji monogatari [The Tale of Genji] and Taketori monogatari [The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter and the Moon Princess] against a nashiji ground, nashiji interior, fundame rims
11.5 cm. wide
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