The cover decorated and inlaid in shell hiramaki-e with an arrangement of scrolling lotus blossoms, the design extending over the box, the interior of the cover of matt gold, the interior of the box of pewter; the rims of pewter. 2.6cm x 13.2cm.
Louis Gonse Collection.
Louis Gonse, L'art japonais, Paris, Maison Quantin, 1886, p.257. Full plate , dated by Louis Gonse from the Kamakura period.
An almost identical lidded kagamibako with pewter rims, dated from the 16th century , decorated with the same motif and executed in the same technique but without the design extending over the box is in the British Museum, inv.1952,0211.10. It comes from the Hayashi collection, a friend of Louis Gonse.
Another one, dated from the Kamakura period, with the same decor is also,in the Brithish Museum.
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