As part of our Japanese art collection we are delighted to offer this exceptional quality and condition Edo period lacquer box and tray , the lid of the box decorated with an onlaid solid gold mount by the highly regarded metal artist Goto Mitsutaka( 1721-84 ) , the Gold mount depicts a dragon sword of Fudo Myo-o against a red flame in red takamaki-e flanked by the attendants Kongara and Seitaka standing on wave-splashed rocks against a ground of takamaki-e lotus leaves, gold and silver kirigane and dense nashiji, repeated on the exterior with further bands of waves, the interior with the Sanscrit syllable for Fudo in a gold lacquer medallion set on a lotus platform and emitting celestial rays, the ground matching kirigane and nashiji; the underside of the tray and the interior of box and base dense nashiji , the box complete with its original Tomobako ( outer box ) inscribed as follows:
“Kurikara Ryu Fudo. Kongara. Seitaka. Ni-doji. Kanagu, Goto Mitsutaka saku” [Dragon King Kurikara (Sanskrit: Kulikaa Nagaraajaa). With two of his acolytes: Kongara (Kiṃkara in Sanskrit) and Seitaka (Ceṭaka in Sanskrit). The metal fitting is made by Goto Mitsutaka]
Another small label is inscribed: “Kurikara Ryu Fudo. Makie kobako” [A small lacquer box with the design of Dragon King Kurikara (Sanskrit: Kulikaa Nagaraajaa).
The condition is exceptional !
Approximate sizes :
Length: 5.5″ 13.3 cm
Width: 4 1/8″ 10.5 cm
Height: 2 3/8″ 6.2 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item.