Description A gold lacquer rectangular ko-bako on four low feet with ovrlapping lid and containing an interior tray and four interior covered boxes; two longer sides cut away in a long curve. Top of lid and exterior side with various kinds of overlapping chrysanthemum blossoms; interior tray decorated with partly lowered bamboo blinds from hollyhock leaves (aoi) hang down; interior boxes with different patterns as background for sprays of plum, cherry, iris, and chrysanthemums Design in togidashi in gold, red, brown, and silvery lacquer of various shades; interior tray with design of hiramakie and applied gold foil on background of hirame in gold on black ro-iro; interior lid, body of box, and bottom of tray with dense nashiji; design of four interior boxes in hiramakie with touches of red, interior with nashiji; all rims with kinji
- Exposition Universelle. Paris. 1878.
- Japanese Lacquers. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984.
- From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Grande Compagnie (Kiryu Kosho Kaisha), Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1878; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1878, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1878
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