Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd. - Antique Arts of Japan

Mirror-Form Suzuribako

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 920326

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A rare mirror-form lacquer suzuribako with silver mounts, its cover simulating pine bark and decorated with a gold lacquer cicada and beetle. On its interior, a butterfly hovers over a wisteria branch executed in gold lacquer and mother-of-pearl on a roiro and maki-e ground. This exquisitely lacquered suzuribako is formerly part of the William Sturgis Bigelow Collection and is in very good condition. (William Sturgis Bigelow, along with his colleague Fenollosa, was an important Japanese art collector during the Meiji Period, playing a significant role in the preservation of Japanese artifacts during the period.) The suzuribako bears the catalog serial numbers and seal of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, recipient of much of the Bigelow collection. Length: 11.5" Edo Period, Japan