Property from Various Owners
A group of eight small metal boxes
Most Meiji period
Comprising a hexagonal gilt damascened iron box with a landscape medallion framed by fruiting grape vines, signed Nihon-kuni Kyoto-ju Komai-sei; a fan-shaped kogo with silver wire inlay and a hinged top opening to various implements; a silver box in the shape of a boat, signed Shigeyoshi; a circular iron kogo with bronze plaque of a rakan; a silver-plated square box with a bronze plaque of a warrior with gold and silver accents; a rectangular box with a snake and foliage in mixed metal inlay on the lid and with the Hattori company mark; a silver oval box with its lid incorporating an iron kashira and tsuba with gold hirazogan accents; and an oval box form by a fushi-kashira set decorated with gold autumn foliage and lined in silver, signed Jukodo Tomoyoshi.
1 7/8in (4.8cm) length of first