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

EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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A Lacquer Writing Box (Suzuribako)
Edo period (19th century)
Rectangular with rounded edges, decorated in gold, silver and red hiramaki-e and embellished with hirame and nashiji against a roiro-nuri ground with a rooster on the peak of the thatched roof of a gate covered in morning glories and vines beneath a crescent moon, the hen and chicks below, the underside of the lid decorated with a distant landscape with a fishing village and cormorant fishermen, the removable inner trays lacquered with maple trees beside a meandering stream; fitted with an inkstone with fundame edges and a brass water dropper cast as a lotus plant
9¼ x 8 3/8in. (23.5 x 21.2cm.)

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