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Gold Maki-e Suzuribako

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1920: Item # 938622

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Of rectangular form, this magnificent gold maki-e suzuribako with silver mounts depicts two thatched-roof huts alongside a stream nestled among pine, sakura and maple, a brilliant waterfall cascading in the background. The scene is luxuriously rendered in hiramaki-e with kirikane, togadashi and aogai details on a roiro and maki-e ground. On the interior lid, against a nashiji ground, sloping hills with pine trees appear behind an exquisite stylized stream framed by pine and maple trees. The suzuribako includes a mokko-shaped inkstone, two brushes within their lacquered cases in nashiji and gold scrollwork and a silver suiteki formed as maple and sakura flowers on a fitted tray decorated in dense nashiji. The suiteki is engraved with a "Jungin" (Pure Silver) cartouche. Includes black lacquered owner's box and black lacquered carrying tray with silk tassels. This marvelous writing box with accoutrements is in excellent condition, with no restoration and minor wear commiserate with age. Length: 9", width: 7" Meiji Period, Japan