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A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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A LACQUER WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
edo period (19th century)
The long, rectangular box decorated on the exterior in gold hiramaki-e with plovers flying over waves on a roiro ground, the cresting waves continued on the sides, the rims fundame and the interior of the box nashiji; fitted with a soft-metal mizuire in the form of a rabbit and 'brocade' bag, an oblong inkstone and one brush contained in an ivory case carved to resemble bamboo, applied on each of the long sides with silver cord rings
8¼ x 2 5/8 x 1½in. (20.8 x 6.8 x 3.8cm.)
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