Lacquered wooden box inlaid with gold, silver and mother-of-pearl mosaic, typical work of the famous Somada family of Japanese lacquerers. The box is made up of two superimposed parts which are partially covered by a surprisingly openwork lid, largely revealing the sides. Inside there is a small tray. The preciousness of this box is matched only by its fragility; however, it is in a perfect state of conservation, which is exceptional. there is no artist signature, the Somada family very rarely signed their works. The technique of gold lacquer which covers the feet is particular and was only used exceptionally by Japanese lacquerers because it is very fragile, it is a gold powdering left without a final layer of urushi, which offers the granite appearance of native gold. 80x80x75mm. In a perfect state. Slight insignificant wear under the feet.