A matching gold lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover and bundai (writing table)
By Ishihara Hoshin, Taisho Period
The suzuribako of rounded rectangular form, bearing a rich nashiji ground and lacquered with scattered kiku-mon, partly in silhouette, in gold takamakie, the interior of rich nashiji and the rims mounted with silver; fitted with a removable tray that holds the suzuri, a silvered-metal mizuire engraved with scrolling flowerheads and foliage in relief on a nanako ground, two brushes, an ink holder, a paper pricker and a knife in nashiji lacquer holders decorated in gold takamakie with trailing vine leaves with silver mounts ensuite; the bundai raised on four trefoil feet, similarly adorned with closed and open chrysanthemum crests; the scalloped inner edges also of silver, both signed Ishihara Hoshin kinsei; with two wood storage boxes.
The suzuribako 5cm x 24.7cm x 22.5cm (2in x 9¾in x 8⅞in), the bundai 11.2cm 61cm x 35cm (4⅜in x 24in x 13¾in). (11).