Red-lacquered Togidashi Maki-e Box, Japan, Izuka Toyo II (1766-1844), two-tiered rectangular form with an inner tray and cover, the box decorated with dragonflies in iro-e taka maki-e including mother-of-pearl pieces against a red ground with gold and silver flecks, the interiors and the bottom lacquered in black flecked with gold, the inner tray, resting on four bracket feet, gold-lacquered, depicting various insects in iro-e taka maki-e, signed "Kanshosai" to the bottom left corner with kao mark, 6 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.
Provenance: Descended in the family of Mrs. Hope Goddard Iselin of New York and Newport.
hairline cracks to cover, chips particularly to corners, minor chips to edges of the boxes, minor wear and tear with surface scratches.
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