Description A black and gold lacquer rectangular "ko bako" with overlapping lid cusped midway on two long sides. Inside are six small covered boxes. On the top of the lid are four carp in a stream with low growth of water plants. The interior boxes have designs on top of the lids of streams and ponds with various groups of trees and flowers, bird and butterflies; exterior sides of covered boxes with four different patterns of arabesques, asanoha, and brocade.
|2/26/2014||Examination||examined for exhibition|
- Imperial Japan: The Art of the Meiji Era (1868-1912). Herbert F. Johnson, Ithaca; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute- Museum of Art, Utica; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati; Portland Art Museum, Portland. 1980-1981.
- Japan America: Points of Contact, 1876-1970. Herbert F. Johnson, Ithaca; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. 2016-2017.
Provenance Purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1904 [at the World's Fair, St. Louis, Missouri]; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1904
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