22 September 2004,
Price realised USD 2,390
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A Lacquer Picnic Set (Sage Jubako)
Edo period (19th century), signed Jokasai
Comprising a nashiji sake cup with plum blossoms floating on a stream in gold hiramaki-e, a quatrefoil footed red-lacquer sweet tray set on four feet and decorated with 'hare's-foot ferns' (shinobu) and plum blossoms in gold hiramaki-e, two rectangular drawer containers, a four-tier food box, and a large rounded rectangular sake container, all contained within a carrying frame and decorated with plum and 'hare's-foot ferns' in gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with kirigane embellishments; fundame edges; silver handle with chrysanthemum bosses
11 5/8 x 10½ x 6in. (27 x 26.6 x 15.3cm.)
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Arakawa Hirokazu, ed., Utage to tabi no utsuwa: Bentobako (Bento boxes: Utensils for party and travel) (Tokyo: Shikosha, 1990), pl. 7.
Bentobako (Bento boxes), exh. cat. (Machida: Machida City Museum, 1985), no. 13.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Machida City Museum, "Bentobako" (Bento boxes), 1985.9.10--10.20
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