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Walter C. Eells Collection

Maxey Catalog Number

WHIT-F-0042

Description

Square gilt lacquer writing case, the lid displaying a design of pine seedlings and young bamboo rendered in gold hiramaki-e (raised sprinkled metal and/or pigment) with kirigane (metal foil) accents, repeated to the lid interior as well as to the interior trays, all set against nashiji (metallic-flecked) grounds framed by solid gilt edging and rims, an inkstone and silver chrysanthemum-form mizusashi (water container) set within fitted and recessed compartments contained in one interior tray. Accession File states: "Suzuribako. Nashiji lacquer ground with design of pine seedlings and grass in gold. Suzuri and water container (container brass flower-shaped). Condition generally good, but discoloration of small squares of gold inlaid into lacquer and slight crack evident in corner of lid." 19th Century.

Type

Physical object

Format

Lacquer, Wood, Gold

Number of Artifacts

1

Cultural Affiliation

Japanese

Spatial Coverage

Japan

Broad Date

1800/1899

Donor

Dr. Walter Crosby Eells

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