Imperial presentation lacquer tebako signed Jitoku

Circa 1910-1920, Japan

Height: 14.8 cm, 5.75 inches Length: 28 cm, 11 inches, Width: 23.5 cm, 5.74 inches

Granulated ground with takamaki-e and shell – other surfaces rich nashiji, silver rims. Shakuyaku (peonies) and sixteen-petalled chrysanthemum.

Signed under lid in gold hiramaki-e Akatsuka Jitoku tsukuru (made by Akatsuka Jitoku, 1871-1936).


Jan Dees, Japanese Imperial Presentation Boxes, Oriental Art, Vol.43, no.1 (1997), pp.2-9

Baur Collection Geneva, F20, p62

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