Togidashi Maki-e Stationery Box, Japan, 18th/19th century, rectangular on a raised base with a drawer to one side, decorated with peonies, rocks, and butterflies in takamaki-e and gold- and silver-foil inlays, the cover painted with a lion and butterflies in hiramaki-e against a loose nashiji ground, the drawer with a floral bud knob, 5 7/8 x 10 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.
luster loss, wears and tears particularly to corners and edges of the exterior, surface cracks, chips, and stains to some areas, a long crack to underside, gold foil flaking to some details.
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