22 September 2004
This lot is offered without a reserve
A Lacquer Picnic Set (Sage Jubako)
Meiji period (19th century)
The frame lacquered in red and black across opposite corners, the ends cut with overlapping rectangular apertures, the set comprising; a four-tier stacking food box decorated with autumn plants and dragonflies in gold lacquer on an alternating red and black ground, the cover applied with a cloisonné enamel floral lozenge; a rectangular sake container with decorative flanges on the top, a silver spout and lacquered to match the food box; a hexagonal food tray with gold-lacquer autumn plants on a black-lacquer ground; a small sake cup lacquered en suite to the sake container; brass loop handle with chrysanthemum bosses
11¼ x 11¼ x 6¼in. (28.5 x 28.5 x 15.8cm.)
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Arakawa Hirokazu, ed., Utage to tabi no utsuwa: Bentobako (Bento boxes: Utensils for party and travel) (Tokyo: Shikosha, 1990), pl. 15.
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