22 September 2004
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A Lacquer Picnic Set (Sage Jubako)
Edo period (18th-19th century)
Of roiro-nuri lacquered in gold and black hiramaki-e and gold and silver takamaki-e and nashiji and crushed-shell accents with long-eared rabbits and 'hare's foot' ferns (shinobu) and open and closed fans decorated with flowers or landscapes, comprising: a four-tier rectangular food box inscribed on the underside of the first and second tiers in red lacquer commemorating the donation of the box, a rectangular box recessed on the cover to support two pewter double-gourd sake flasks and containing ten rectangular trays and a rectangular dish, and a quatrefoil footed tray with a scene of river barges and cherry blossoms, the carrying frame with fan-shaped apertures on both ends and fitted with a gilt-metal loop handle with cherry blossom bosses; edges fundame
13¾ x 13 x 8¾in. (34.7 x 33 x 22.2cm.)
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Arakawa Hirokazu, ed., Utage to tabi no utsuwa: Bentobako (Bento boxes: Utensils for party and travel) (Tokyo: Shikosha, 1990), pl. 9.
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