A lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover 17th century
Lot 399*
A lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover 17th century
£700 - 900
US$ 1,200 - 1,500
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A lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover 17th century
Lot Details
A lacquer suzuribako (writing box) and cover
17th century
Of conventional form, the overlapping cover lacquered in gold takamakie with a migration of birds, flying in a diagonal formation, the foreground with a thatched shelter set on a pine-clad rockwork and a moored boat by a shoreline, reserved on a ground of shippo-tsunagi, the interior decorated in gold hiramakie with stylised cranes, containing a removable ensuite tray, inkstone and bronze mizu-ire in the form of an uri (gourd); unsigned. 4.5cm x 22.7cm x 21cm (1¾in x 9in x 8¼in). (5).

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  • 山水図蒔絵硯箱 無銘 17世紀
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