22 September 2004
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A Lacquer Picnic Set (Sage Jubako)
Edo period (19th century)
The portable set lacquered red and black and decorated with cherry blossoms in gold hiramaki-e, comprising a three-tier stacking box, three sweet trays, a rectangular covered box and a square sake container in an open carrying case fitted with a brass loop handle; interiors black lacquer
8 x 8½ x 4½in. (21.4 x 19.7 x 11.3cm.)
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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. 12.
Bentobako (Bento boxes), exh. cat. (Machida: Machida City Museum, 1985), no. 8.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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