JW01 A lacquer suzuribako (writing box)


Meiji period, 19th century 

The rectangular box with rounded corners has an overhanging cover decorated in gold, black and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, e-nashiji and kirigane on a nashiji ground with large pyramidal fishing nets hung on masts. The inside of the cover is decorated with birds in flight over a river with thatched houses half concealed behind the river shore near a large pine tree. The interior has a tray decorated with more birds above a further river landscape and fitted with an inkstone (water dropper is missing)
21.5 x 19 cm

 

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