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A lacquer box and cover
Rectangular, raised on bracket feet, the cover with a slightly recessed central panel decorated in gold hiramaki-e with a phoenix framed by leafy branches against a ground of hirame on black lacquer, the sides fitted with silver cord rings, the interior hirame
With a double wood tomobako storage box
9 5/8 x 7 x 2 3/8in (24.5 x 18 x 6cm)
Stephen Little and Edmund J. Lewis, View of the Pinnacle: Japanese Lacquer Writing Boxes: The Lewis Collection of Suzuribako, Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2011, cat. no.8