A FANTASTIC EDO PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER BOX WITH SOLID GOLD KURIKARA DRAGON SWORD BY GOTO MITSUTAKA

A FANTASTIC EDO PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER BOX WITH SOLID GOLD KURIKARA DRAGON SWORD BY GOTO MITSUTAKA

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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

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