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A gilt and black lacquer suzuribako
Decorated in gold, silver and iro-e hiramakie, takamakie, togidashi, mura-nashiji and kirikane with prunus and cranes silhouetted against a black ground, the interior illustrating the 'Yatsuhashi' chapter in the Ise monogatari with a pair of figures on a plank bridge over a pond of flowering iris on a nashiji ground repeated on the removable bottom tray flanked by an inkstone below a gilt copper suiteki worked with a repoussé karashishi (sunstruck, losses to water dropper).
1 3/4 x 8 x 7 1/2in (4 x 20.2 x 19cm)
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