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Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Chrysanthemum and Plum

late 1800s-early 1900s
(Japanese, 1845–1929)
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Both functional and elegant, this is a container for an ink stone, brushes, and ink from a set of writing tools that included a larger box for paper. Against a sleek gold lacquered ground, its artist has used restraint in sprinkled powder decoration (maki-e) to produce the design of cockscomb and harvested rice on the interior of the lid.
Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Chrysanthemum and Plum

Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Chrysanthemum and Plum

late 1800s-early 1900s

Sasaki Takayasu

(Japanese, 1845–1929)
Japan, Meiji period (1868–1912)

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