22 September 2004
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A Lacquered-Gourd Wine Flask and Cup
Meiji period (19th century)
The gourd split into two sections; the larger section sealed with a lacquer wall to hold sake and decorated with stenciled cherry blossoms on a ground of crushed shell suspended in lacquer, the other half functioning as a drinking vessel; lacquered on the exterior in gold and green with bamboo and a couplet from a poem; with a lacquered wood stopper and silk tasseled suspension cord
12¼in. (31.1cm.) long
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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. 103.
Bentobako (Bento boxes), exh. cat. (Machida: Machida City Museum, 1985), no. 57.
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