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A Lacquer Writing Box (Suzuribako)
A Lacquer Writing Box (Suzuribako)

EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), IIZUKA TOYO (1725?-1790), SIGNED TOYO AND WITH KAO

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A Lacquer Writing Box (Suzuribako)
Edo period (19th century), Iizuka Toyo (1725?-1790), signed Toyo and with kao
Decorated on the cover in silver and gold takamaki-e with a tethered ox against a red lacquer ground continued on the exterior walls, the base nashiji, the interior lid lacquered in gold, silver and black togidashi with chestnuts on a silver ground continued on the interior of the box; fitted with a rectangular inkstone and gourd-form waterdropper of metal chased with a gourd vine
9 x 6½ x 1¾in. (22.7 x 15.5 x 4.2cm.)
Provenance
Manno Art Museum, Osaka
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