22 September 2004
This lot is offered without a reserve
A Lacquer Picnic Set (Sage Jubako)
Edo period (19th century)
Decorated in gold, silver, red and black hiramaki-e and kirigane on a roiro-nuri ground with cranes and chrysanthemums and comprising: a four-tier stacking box; a removable tray with cut sides containing five rectangular sweet trays, a square tray set on four feet and a sake cup; a rectangular box and two metal sake flasks in stands; interiors red lacquer; the outer case fitted with a silvered-brass loop handle
10 x 10 1/8 x 5 5/8in. (25.5 x 25.6 x 14.1 cm.)
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Machida City Museum, "Bentobako" (Bento boxes), 1985.9.10--10.20
Arakawa Hirokazu, ed., Utage to tabi: Bentobako (Bento boxes: Utensils for party and travel) (Tokyo: Shikosha, 1990), pl. 3.
Bentobako (Bento boxes), exh. cat. (Machida: Machida City Museum, 1985), no. 12.
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