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Fine Chinese & Japanese Works of Art Part II / A shell-inlaid lacquer suzuribako (writing box) Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century

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Property from the Collection of Drs. Edmund and Julie Lewis
Lot 287
A shell-inlaid lacquer suzuribako (writing box)
Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century
14 December 2020, 19:00 EST
Los Angeles

Sold for US$2,422.50 inc. premium

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A shell-inlaid lacquer suzuribako (writing box)

Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century
Rectangular with rounded edges and set on a low rectangular foot decorated with inlaid mother-of-pearl on a black-lacquer ground, the cover with a central panel containing a temple pavilion in a landscape, the surounding areas with chrysanthemums and vines against a ground of floral lozenges, the red-lacquer interior fitted with an inkstone and a silvered water dropper, the gilt-metal top pierced with chrysanthemums and leaves
10 5/8 x 7 x 2 3/4in (26.9 x 17.7 x 6.9cm)

Footnotes

Published
Stephen Little and Edmund J. Lewis, View of the Pinnacle: Japanese Lacquer Writing Boxes: The Lewis Collection of Suzuribako, Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2011, cat. no. 57

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