22 September 2004
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A Bucket-Form Lacquer Picnic Set (Tsunodaru Bento)
Meiji period (19th century)
Designed as a water bucket, the upper section with three removable boxes and the lower section of the bucket a sake container, the spout formed by the bucket handle, lacquered red and green, box interiors black
11 5/8in. (29.5cm.) high
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Machida City Museum, "Bentobako" (Bento boxes), 1985.9.10--10.20
Arakawa Hirokazu, ed., Utage to tabi no utsuwa: Bentobako (Bento boxes: Utensils for party and travel) (Tokyo: Shikosha, 1990), pl. 44.
Bentobako (Bento boxes), exh. cat. (Machida: Machida City Museum, 1985), no. 58.
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