London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
A Japanese gilt-bronze rectangular box and hinged cover
decorated in silver, gilt and copper hirazogan and takazogan with a kneeling warrior and bijin within a floral border, the sides with owls perched on branches interspersed with panels of further birds, flowers and berries -- 3.in (7.6cm) wide, (small dent to footrim).
See Colour Plate.
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