Five sections, with an elephant and three flying birds in rubbed lacquer (togidashi), gold, silver, and red on black (ro-iro) background. Inside gold nashiji lacquer. Mounted with ojime 1952-164-36 and netsuke 1952-164-37.
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Title: Lacquer box
Date Created: 19th century
Provenance: Ex-collection of F.W. Hunter; American Art Association Sale 1903, no. 196.
Exhibitions: "Body Language: Jewelry and Accessories from the National Design Museum," Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, March 14-August 21, 1994.
Dimensions: H x W x D: 8.7 x 5.6 x 2.4 cm (3 7/16 x 2 3/16 x 15/16 in.)