early to mid-1800s
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Lacquer on wood with sprinkled gold (maki-e)
Box: 21.6 x 19.8 x 3.2 cm (8 1/2 x 7 13/16 x 1 1/4 in.); Closed: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.); Cover: 20.7 x 20.7 cm (8 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.)
Worcester R. Warner Collection 1963.260.b
On the cover design of this writing box, a woman spits black tooth stain onto a wall—as if using her mouth to write in calligraphy—and forms the characters on the screen door. Decorated with gold, silver, and lacquer on wood, this container holds an ink stone, brush, and tiny water dropper.
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