A POEM PAPER BOX
MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
SEALED TENROKUDO AND KENKOKU KINSEI [MADE BY KENKOKU]
the rectangular box with flush fitting cover and lead rims decorated with an inset circular panel depicting Daruma inlaid in coloured ceramic, the interior with scattered lotus leaves on a crackled lacquer ground in Heian style
21 cm, 8 1/3 in.
Edmund J. Lewis, Shadows and Reflections: Japanese Lacquer Art from the Collection of Edmund J. Lewis at the Honolulu Academy of Arts (Honolulu, 1996), no.26 pp.72-73