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Walter C. Eells Collection

Maxey Catalog Number

WHIT-F-0013

Description

The writing box containing two interior brush trays and a compartment for an inkstone, the lid decorated to the top in takamaki-e (relief sprinkled metal and/or pigment) technique with a Bugaku (a traditional Japanese dance) actor performing with his mask at his feet, the interior lid displaying a hiramaki-e (similar to takamaki-e, but not as raised) design of a ceremonial drum and standard, the other surfaces featuring various scattered musical instruments, all rendered in green, red, gold, and black lacquers against nashiji (metallic flecked) grounds. Artifact note states: "The Tokugaura Period. 1603 - 1867 A.D. Writing box. Price: $4500.00. Tax: $900.00. Total: $5400.00." Accession File states: "11064- 1 WRITING CASE; illustrated with instrument of orchestra, Kabuki player on cover, gold inlay, bronze, 8 1/2" x 9 1/2" Walter C, Eells New Descrip. on Reverse." "Suzuribako nashiji lacquer w/ design on cover in ceramic inlay depicting Bugaku dancer in costume for Ryo-o (Dragon dance) w/ dragon mask at his feet. Interior decorated w/ Gagaku musical instruments (Sho, or multiple reed flute, small flute, drum) 8 1/2" x 9 1/2", Excellent condition no water container or ink stone. Has separate box." Artifact note states: "LACQUERED BOX FOR WRITING SUPPLIES OF A COMPOSER." Tokugawa period.

Type

Physical object

Format

Wood, Lacquer, Gold, Bronze

Number of Artifacts

1

Cultural Affiliation

Japanese

Spatial Coverage

Japan

Broad Date

1603/1868

Donor

Dr. Walter Crosby Eells

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