22 September 2004
This lot is offered without a reserve
A Lacquer Picnic Set
Edo Period (19th century)
Designed in brown and black lacquer with cherry blossoms floating on a stream in gold hiramaki-e and comprising a three-tier stacking box and serving tray, five rectangular sweet trays and a rectangular sweet box, a sake cup and four bowls and two metal sake flasks in a stand, the open-sided carrying case lacquered to match the set and fitted with a brass handle, the edges lacquered fundame; interiors of bowls and boxes red lacquer
8½ x 8¼ x 5 3/8in. (21.5 x 21 x 13.7cm.)
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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. 6.
Bentobako (Bento boxes), exh. cat. (Machida: Machida City Museum, 1985), no. 1 and front cover.
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