A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) AND MATCHING WRITING TABLE (BUNDAI)
A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) AND MATCHING WRITING TABLE (BUNDAI)
A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) AND MATCHING WRITING TABLE (BUNDAI)
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A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) AND MATCHING WRITING TABLE (BUNDAI)

MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), ATTRIBUTED TO SHIRAYAMA SHOSAI (1853-1923)

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A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO) AND MATCHING WRITING TABLE (BUNDAI)
MEIJI-TAISHO PERIOD (EARLY 20TH CENTURY), ATTRIBUTED TO SHIRAYAMA SHOSAI (1853-1923)
The rectangular box, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e on a fine nashiji ground with various sixteen-petal chrysanthemum crests of the Imperial Household, fitted with an inkstone, two brushes, a paper pricker, a knife and a silver water dropper in the shape of overlapping chrysanthemums, the writing table decorated en suite with finely chiseled silver mounts
Writing box 11 3/8 x 2 ¾ x 3/4 in. (28.9 x 7 x 1.9 cm.)
Writing table 13 5/8 x 3 ¾ x 23 ¼ in. (34.6 x 9.5 x 59.1 cm.)

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Takaaki Murakami(村上高明)
Takaaki Murakami(村上高明) Vice President, Specialist and Head of Department | Korean Art

Lot Essay

For an identical writing box originally in the Meiji Emperor’s collection also attributed to the artist, see View of the Pinnacle: Japanese Lacquer Writing Boxes (Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 2011), no. 75.

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