A SET OF LACQUER STATIONERY BOX (RYOSHIBAKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
A SET OF LACQUER STATIONERY BOX (RYOSHIBAKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
A SET OF LACQUER STATIONERY BOX (RYOSHIBAKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
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A SET OF LACQUER STATIONERY BOX (RYOSHIBAKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
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A SET OF LACQUER STATIONERY BOX (RYOSHIBAKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)

EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY)

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A SET OF LACQUER STATIONERY BOX (RYOSHIBAKO) AND WRITING BOX (SUZURIBAKO)
EDO-MEIJI PERIOD (18TH-19TH CENTURY)
Both boxes finely decorated in gold and polychrome lacquer takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashi, kirigane and inlaid gold and silver foil on hirame ground, exterior of stationery box designed with two lions and peonies, exterior of writing box designed with a lion by waterfall, interiors of both lids designed with eagle on stand, interiors of both boxes on fine nashiji ground; the writing box fitted with silver lion-shaped water dropper, an inkstone and two brushes
Stationery box 17 ¼ x 13 5/8 x 6 5/8 in. (43.8 x 34.6 x 16.8 cm.)
Writing box 10 ½ x 8 ¾ x 2 3/8 in. (26.7 x 22.2 x 6 cm.)

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

Lot Essay

The subject of this work is derived from the famous Noh play Shakkyo (Stone Bridge), story of monk Jakusho visiting the Buddhist sites in India and China. The play highlights the performance of two lions, messengers of the bodhisattva Monju (Monjusri), playing among peonies and celebrating Jakusho’s arrival to the bodhisattva’s Pure Land through a narrow stone bridge.

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