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

EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), SIGNED KAJIKAWA AND WITH KAO (CURSIVE MONOGRAM)

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A Lacquer Writing Box (Suzuribako)
Edo period (19th century), signed Kajikawa and with kao (cursive monogram)
The box designed in colored hiramaki-e on a mirror-black ground with three Chinese children (karako), two drawing with a brush on their plump companion, who is taking a nap, their lesson book abandoned beside them, the border of the figure panel gyobu nashiji, which repeats on the sides; the underside of the cover also decorated in colored hiramaki-e with five boys making music or riding a hobby horse, one standing beside a stationary screen of a landscape shrouded in mist rendered in sumi-e togidashi and signed in gold lacquer Eisen-in (Kano Eisen-in), the background nashiji; the lower interior of the box also nashiji and fitted with a tray containing the slate inkstone and diamond-shaped waterdropper in a double saucer; rims silver
8¼ x 9 x 1¾in. (20.9 x 22.8 x 4.4cm.)
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