A Japanese lacquer Suzuribako (writing box)
A Japanese lacquer Suzuribako (writing box)

A Japanese lacquer Suzuribako (writing box)

c. 1850 Japan

Offered by Sydney L Moss Ltd

£9,800 gbp
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Decorated in the finest gold togidashi with a recumbent stag holding a branch of reishi fungus in its mouth and looking up at two wheeling bats, all contained in a lunette formed by a surround of gold togidashi with ragged outer edge. The interior is lacquered vermilion, the underside of the cover with a small temple in a mountain landscape, the base with pine trees and clouds depicted in gold lacquer. The fittings comprise an unusual ink-stone with cut corners, and a silver mizu-ire with shakudo and gilt details in the form of two small drums.
Good condition
Ex collection: Charles Goddard Weld and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Dimensions
Height 21.70 cm (8.54 inches)
Width 16.50 cm (6.50 inches)
Stock Code
061166
Signed/Inscribed
Unsigned
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