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Antique Japanese Lacquer Travelers Sake Bottle, Edo p.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1302866

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A very unusual travelers lunch box and bottle made in the form of a tapered wooden cylinder titled “Tekiko”, That which suits the mouth. A long verse in red Kanbun (the traditional language of the learned) extols the virtues of travel and this travel accoutrement signed Kiteishi and dated to the 12th month of the Lunar year 1841. It is made of wood with a higly textured grain, covered with clear and black lacquer outside, red lacquer within. The lid is removable to reveal a compartment for some small food items such as umeboshi (pickled plums) which could have gone well with a ball of rice. Below that is the sake bottle. It is 11 x 18 x 32 cm (4-1/2 x 7 x 12 inches) at the base and is in fine condition; enclosed in a period wooden box.