A roiro lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover
Of conventional form with overhanging cover, the black lacquer ground decorated in gold and silver hiramakie, e-nashiji, kirikane and togidashi with cherry blossoms and petals floating over waves lapping gently against rocks, the design extending over the sides of the cover, continuing on to the inside of the cover and then to the removable inside ensuite implement tray that holds the ink-stone and gilt-metal mizu-ire engraved with cherry blossoms and petals, four characters in gold hiramakie on the exterior and a further five characters (alluding to a famous waka poem) on the rockwork to the inside of the cover; unsigned.
3.5cm x 20cm x 20cm (1 3/8in x 7 13/16in x 7 13/16in). (5).
- Please note that the estimate for this lot has been amended to £6000-7000.