Lacquer box and tray with flowers of the four seasons
A black lacquer box and tray finely decorated in rich gold takamaki-e, hiramaki-e and mura-nashiji with Japanese flowers and plants of the four seasons including peonies, chrysanthemums, narcissus, lilies, fujibakama (eupatorium), susuki (pampas grasses), bell flowers and nadeshiko (pinks). The interior of nashiji and applied with silver rims.
Meiji period (1868-1912) circa 1910
Box Height 6.0 x 14.0 x 11.2 cm Tray 19.7 x 17.0cm