|@A round-cornered joinerywork letter box with overlapping lid. Joints
use wooden or bamboo pegs, and there is a cloth reinforcement layer.
@The left and right sides of the lid have been decoratively carved
away, to reveal brass fittings for lid ties. The surface is black
@Against a background of Mother-of-pearl Inlaid honeycomb lattice,
there are a pair of three-clawed dragons holding jewels amid auspicious
clouds on the top of the lid, and a phoenix and cloud design on its
@The shell is of medium thickness, and is decorated with hairline
engraving. The overlying lacquer has been peeled off to reveal the
design (hagidashi technique).