A lacquer square tray
Style of Honami Koetsu, 17th century
Decorated in gold and black takamakie with a broad dark band inlaid in pewter, arching over boats tethered to form a bridge amid waves, with a waka poem inscribed in chirashi-gaki (scattered writing) arranged over the design, with the characters for 'bridge' omitted, and the image filling in the missing word as a visual pun, unsigned; with wood storage box. 3cm x 27.5cm x 27.5cm (1 1/8in x 10¾in x 10¾in). (2).