Edo period (1603 - 1868)
French private collection
Acquired in Japan in the first part of the 18th Century.
Suzuribako (writting set ), silver and gilt lacquer, painting techniques using maki-e, hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, nashiji (aventurine) , square gold leaves called kirigane, inlaid with semi precious stones , lead leaves embellishing the landscape and and fitting the edges.
Decorated with a continuous landscape of houses mountains and rivers.
Similar technique on the inside, with a bridge above a river. Mizuhire in gilt bronze and silver, engraved with vegetal motifs and ink stone.
Price : on request