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Japanese Writing Box - Suzuri Bako

Japanese Writing Box - Suzuri Bako


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1428679
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 €4,500.00 
On a black lacquer base (ro-iro) the lid is rounded in shape (kabesubuta zukuri). The decoration, taken from a similar writing box by Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637), represents a peasant carrying a maki-e bundle patinated in gold lacquer on his back and finely chiseled mother-of-pearl on his face, arms and legs. The interior with its ink stone (suzuri) and its water pourer (mizu-ire) presents a decoration known as "spring geminations" in mak-e, mother-of-pearl and lead. (Namiki pen not included).
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