London, South Kensington
13 June 2002
A lacquer suzuribako
Edo Period, 19th Century
the cover decorated in mother-of-pearl, gold and silver hiramakie with butterflies amongst reeds, on nashiji grounds, the inside of the cover and interior decorated with a pavilion before hanging vines, the interior with fitted tray, an inkstone and silvered copper suiteki (water-dropper) -- 9¾in. (24.7cm.) wide, (loose pieces of inlay and rubbing).
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