Very Attractive Japanese Lacquer Makie Kobako Small Box with Haiku 19c

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1910: Item # 1333981

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The size of Kobako (small box): 5 1/8” Long x 4” Wide x 1 3/4” High. This is very attractive Makie Kobako (lacquer small box) with fine work by Nashiji inside. Kobako is done with Haiku, poem by Yosano Buson(1716-1783), “Kindachi-ni, Kitsune Baketari, Yoi no Haru” (one spring evening, met one fine looking Samurai, he must be transformed into him.). The word of Kitsune is not on the cover, rather formed as Kitsume with Samurai looks. The Kimono of Kitsune was made with tiny particles, Raden finish which shine and reflected. My photos does not show this. Hakama is finished with silver looking finish. The moon done inlaid (silver or tin). The sword as well as clouds are done fine gold works as well as on Haiku. The box is done with Kuro Nuri which show the cloth surface finish. Inside cover as well as the bottom box done with fine Nashishi works, back bottom is done by Roiro makie. The condition of Kobako excellent, no chip, no crack and no hairline. No warp. Box sit well. The box bottom has minor wear. Dating from late Edo to Meiji period.