27 (h) x 24 x 24 cm
Ie-Tsuto by IIZUKA Rōkansai (1890-1958)
The word “tsuto” is an archaic and elegant poetic name for a cocoon-like parcel which is wrapped with straws etc, but has come to refer to a souvenir or gift.
The word “Ie” means home.
This hanakago can be dated circa 1938 -1945.
In terms of his signature on the hakogaki, the hand-writing is rather withered/ very mature -- indicating its dating from the later period of the artist.
Signed "Rōkansai saku" [made by Rōkansai]