As part of our Japanese art collection we are delighted to offer this magical quality iron mounted hinged box , the main body of the little pill or trinket box is formed from a silvered metal that has been chased to depict a lakeside setting with reeds and lillies and is artist signed to the rear corner .
The box houses an iron lid that has been onlaid in gold and silver to depict the most charming scene , a gold boat at rest above which flies an egret towards the full moon rising through carved iron clouds,the shimmering water is formed from a build up of thick layers of silver,the central cartouche further banded by damascened gold onlaid decoration in the Komai manner, delightful !
The condition of the lid is stunning , the silvered box interior is worn and with a couple of dimples to the base, overall a fantastic item not to be missed !
Length 2.9″ 7.3 cm
Depth 1.6″ 4.2 cm
Height 0.75″ 2.2 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included within the price of this item.