Project Description

Suzuribako with pine tree 

The exterior with a roiro ground of sparse gyōbu, decorated with a lone pine tree  in gold takamakie with kirigane on the trunk of the tree.  The interior with a roiro-mura-nashiji ground,  the underside of the cover with chrysanthemums, hagi (bush-clover), pine saplings and bamboo, a chrysanthemum plant reflected in a stream in gold togidashi and takamakie; with loose plates holding  the unsigned stone and a dainty silver mizu-ire in the form of a the crescent moon and wisps of cloud

Unsigned, early 19th century. With tomobako


Roger Weston, Chicago IL