Japanese cylindrical lacquer (urushi) tea box, decorated boats with branches on a river. The technique of takamaki-e (relief in different gold colors) and Nashiji lacquer (gold background with a grainy surface reminds of the peel of Japanese pear) on its appearance. Kin-fundame inside (matte golden background in high density). The lid is stylized in inro-buta-zukuri (cover placed edge to edge on the body with grooved joint. The scene depicts two boats (one on the lid, the other one on the side) carrying firewoods on a fast-flowing river with continuous wave pattern. Mother-of-pearl and tin inlays.
Height : 6 cm. Diameter : 8 cm.
Japan Edo (1603-1868) end of the 18th century.
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