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Collection Online as of June 13, 2024

Base of Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Chrysanthemum and Plum Containing Inkstone, Water-dropper, Brushes, Ink-stick Holder, and Paper Knife

Base of Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Chrysanthemum and Plum Containing Inkstone, Water-dropper, Brushes, Ink-stick Holder, and Paper Knife

late 1800s-early 1900s
Location: not on view

Description

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.
  • ?-1992
    Maud Eells Corning [1908-1991], Kirtland, OH, bequest to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1992-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Japanese Gallery 235 Rotation - July 2017-January 2018. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (July 15, 2017-January 2, 2018).
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1992.389.a