Japanese 18th Century Lacquer Writing Box with Intricate Moonlit Landscape Design
Japanese 18th Century Lacquer Writing Box with Intricate Moonlit Landscape Design
Japanese 18th Century Lacquer Writing Box with Intricate Moonlit Landscape Design
Japanese 18th Century Lacquer Writing Box with Intricate Moonlit Landscape Design

Japanese Suzuribako (writing box) with makie (gold dust) and gold and silver hiramakie (bas relief) design of a river running through a rocky terrain with flowering trees, a weeping willow, and a pine with mounded fields of wild grasses. A cliff in the distance holds a temple peeking through flowering trees and pine, under a moonlit sky with wispy clouds. The interior of the lid is a close up of a rocky river shore with lilies, wild grasses, and peonies on a silver an gold nashii ground. Bits of heavy gold and silver dot the landscape on both the outer and inner lid. The brush holding tray has gold pine trees on a rocky terrain. Box is complete with water dropper and ink stone.

Period
Early 18th Century
Origin
Japan
Dimensions
9" h x 7" w x 2" d
22.86 cm h x 17.78 cm w x 5.08 cm d
Item #
A4608
Pricing

$7,500