22 September 2004
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A Three-Tier Stacking Picnic Set (Sage Jubako)
Edo period (19th century)
The outer carrying case assembled from six circular panels, the four sides pieced to reveal the stacking box inside and the top decorated with a landscape in a central roundel and fitted with a silver loop handle, the exteriors of the outer case lacquered with lozenge patterns on a glossy black-lacquer ground, the edges lacquered fundame, the hinged front removable; the three-tier stacking box designed with roundels of landscapes in gold hiramaki-e on a reddish-orange ground; edges fundame
7 1/8 x 7 x 7 1/8in. (18.2 x 17.9 x 18.1cm.)
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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. 40.
Bentobako (Bento boxes), exh. cat. (Machida: Machida City Museum, 1985), no. 6 and back cover.
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