A fine Japanese Meiji period box in the Komai style. The box of deep rectangular shape with hinged lid worked beautifully with gold and silver nunomezogan on a matt black ground. To the lid a deer looks up with a silver snout amongst inlaid gold foliage. To each long side birds are found playing around the mouth of a silver topped Mount Fuji while the two shorter sides are elegantly finished with a plain black ground. The base signed with the stylised character marks for Ashizuki, dated to the Meiji period 1868-1912.
Measurements | 6cm High x 11.5cm Wide x 8.5cm Deep (2.36 x 4.5 x 3.35 Inches)
Condition | Very Good-Excellent.