Antique Japanese small round hibachi carved of kiri (paulownia) wood and lined with copper. It is decorated with a still-life display of a fishing basket, fisherman’s rod and the catch of the day. Beautifully captured in raised gold maki-e lacquer, the fishing basket and fish have a life-like appearance. The large fish that has just been caught glitters with inlaid shell. And could that be Ebisu’s hat on the ground nearby?
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 8 1/4″ high x 10 1/2″ wide