Lacquer maki-e and nashi-ji kobako Maximize

Lacquer maki-e and nashi-ji kobako

Gilt and silver lacquered wood
18th century
h 7,5 cm l, 7,5 cm P,7,5 cm
Private italian collection

Incense  box, Kobako, on four feet, decorated on a nashi-ji ground, in maki-e gold and silver lacquer with a continuous pine trees landscape; inside: silver gilted/This box is one of the very precious and valuable items brought back from japan, found in european Kings and queens collections.

Bibliography:Les laques du japon,Collections de Marie Antoinette.Château de Versailles: 15octobre 2001-16 Janvier 2002.