Project Description

Rituso style wood suzuribako with hare and the moon 

The box of cypress wood with ridged grain, the beveled edge with gold lacquer karakusa decoration.  The inside  with a sparrow diving past a well bucket towards an open walnut shell.  The brush is also decorated with a well bucket and the copper water dropper is in the form of a well pulley

Signed on the interior Sonogo zo with seal Nomura.  First half 18th century

23.5 by 20cm


To date I have found no more information about this lacquerer, though it is interesting to note that the seal suggests a connection with Nomura Chohei