An lacquer suzuribako (writing box) with ivory inlays Style of Hashichi (1817-1882), Meiji period (late 19th century)
Lot 2284Y
A lacquer suzuribako (writing box) with inlays Style of Hashichi (1817-1882), Meiji period (late 19th century)
Sold for US$ 33,750 inc. premium

Lot Details
An lacquer suzuribako (writing box) with ivory inlays Style of Hashichi (1817-1882), Meiji period (late 19th century)
A lacquer suzuribako (writing box) with inlays
Style of Hashichi (1817-1882), Meiji period (late 19th century)
Of rounded rectangular form, the lid carved to simulate a node of bamboo, decorated with a fish, shell, shrimp and bamboo in gold and silver takamakie, a crab inlaid in green-stained ivory and a large octopus inlaid in bone, eyes all inlaid; the interior of the lid lacquered with paulownia in gold takamakie with inlaid shell blossoms, the interior of the base with Rimpa-style waves in silver and gold togidashi, fitted with removable tray, an ink-stone and a silver water-dropper in the form of a butterfly inlaid in copper and shakudo, the rims rogin nuri
9 5/8 x 8 7/8 x 2in (24.5 x 22.5cm x 5.1cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Previously sold Sotheby's, London, 18 June, 1998, lot 991.
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