A box and cover, late 19th Century.

In the form of a peach, with red lacquer interior and three fitted sake cups in red lacquer decorated with various gold lacquer designs, 9.7cm.
The 1835 Burghley Inventory records: “Japan Closet, Japan in the Glass case opposite the door(s), sic, A Box, fruit shaped with 3 trays inside. Brown & red”.
The 1867 Burghley Inventory records: “Cabinets, No 88 Japan Closet, A brown and red japan fruit shaped box, with 3 trays inside”.

REFERENCE: JWA09010

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