Saddle and Stirrups

Saddle and Stirrups
With gold maki-e design of tachibana (citrus fruits) crest bearing branches on an aventurine lacquer (gold “pear skin“) ground
Edo period, dated Kan’ei 5 (1628)
Gift of Ii Family

Raised designs of branches laden with citrus fruits powerfully convey a sense of bountifulness. The motif is an adaptation of the tachibana (citrus fruit), the crest of the Ii clan.

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