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Tomita Kōshichi (1854-1910)

A lacquer suzuribako (writing box) decorated in gold lacquer with autumn susuki (Japanese pampas grasses) over a fence in mother-of-pearl with hidden characters suzumushi (bell cricket) on a black ground; the interior with autumn flowers kikyō (bell flowers) in mother-of-pearl and ominaeshi scattered on a fine nashiji ground.

Signed Tomita Koshichi on tomobako

Meiji era, circa 1900

Sizes 4.9 x 21.6 x 17 cm

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