London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
A small nashiji reddish-brown lacquer rectangular hinged kodansu
decorated in hiramakie and kirigane with scattered butterflies, the interior fitted with six sliding drawers decorated in gold and silver hiramakie with leafy branches on nashiji grounds, silver fittings -- 3.in (7.6cm) wide.
See Colour Plate.
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