Box for writing implements (suzuribako)  ca. 1600    Momoyama or Edo period     Lacquer, silver, and gold on wood; enameled bronze; inkstone  H: 1.0 W: 3.0 D: 4.5 cm   Japan.  The contrast between the autumnal grasses and chrysanthemums against a black background and the circular silver and gold circular motifs creates a dynamic composition in a style made popular by artisans in Kyoto during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

Box for writing implements (suzuribako) ca. 1600 Momoyama or Edo period Lacquer, silver, and gold on wood; inkstone H: W: D: cm Japan

富士飛雁蒔絵硯箱<br/>Box for Inkstone and Writing Implements (Suzuri-bako) with Geese against Mount Fuji in Moonlight and (inner lid) with Plovers by the Seashore Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: early to mid-19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Black lacquer ground with gold and silver maki-e Dimensions: H. 9 9/16 in. (24.3 cm); W. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm); D. 1 13/16 in. (4.6 cm) Classification: Lacquer

Box for Inkstone and Writing Implements (Suzuri-bako) with Geese against Mount Fuji in Moonlight, Edo period early to century, Black lacquer ground with gold and silver maki-e, H. cm ©The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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