A Japanese lacquer ornament or paper weight in the form of a mallet(kozuchi). Meiji period(late 19th to early 20th century. Decorated in gold and colored lacquer hiramaki-e and kirikane with florets and with simulated wood-grain ground in togidashi technique, the handle with nashiji. 5 3/4in(14.6 cm) long x 3 1/8in high. With colorful woven and tasseled cord. Near mint condition, with just a tiny bit of raised gold on one side of mallet(see photo 6. Return privilege providing item returned in sent condition within 3 days of having been received and the way it was packed. New York state buyer pays sales tax unless signed NY sales tax form provided with valid tax number.