Antique Japanese cloisonné box with dark blue navy enamel background on its top and sides, with shimmering gold flakes. The lid has a beautiful scene of two birds flying over a running stream while a beautiful cluster of chrysanthemums arches over them. The sides have small gold spirals with lilac and pastel yellow enamel flowers. The bottom of the lid is done with a reticulation of inlay spirals over vibrant green enamel. Inside of the box is lined in metal with engraved small flying birds and stalks of bamboo. Possible made by Inaba. Dates from the Meiji period c1900.
Size: 2.25" height, 6.25" length, 3.5" depth