A splendid Japanese cylindrical three-tier lacquer Jukogo (stack of small boxes used for incense). The exterior is decorated with a traditional landscape in hiramaki-e (lacquer in black and gold) and takamaki-e (relief in different gold colors) with Japanese pine and plum trees on and around a group of rocks. The interior and base are in Nashiji lacquer (gold background with a grainy surface reminds of the peel of Japanese pear). Lid of inro-buta-zukuri type (cover placed edge to edge on the body with grooved joint) and kara-tomen (cover with profiled edges) techniques. Very fine lacquer.
Provenance : Exceptional collection. An old label under the base with inscriptions : A 2856. y.d / a.d
Dimension : 5 x 7,5 cm
Japan Edo (1603 - 1868) end of 17th century.
Reference : See “The Garrett Collection of Japanese art: lacquer, inrõ and netsuke”, published by Dauphin Publishing Limited., February 1993.
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