Price: € 1.300,00
A rectangular suzuri’bako 硯箱 (writing box) with canted corners made of burlwood with a beautiful natural wood grain, raised by four feet. The lid decorated with a two large chrysanthemum flowers 菊 (kiku) and a crescent moon. One of the flowers is executed in golden takamaki-e 高蒔絵 (high-relief lacquer design), the other one – folded over the corner – formed by black lacquer lines with a golden lacquer hearth. The thin slender moon entirely made of inlaid silver.
The interior and bottom side rendered in reddish gold nashiji 梨子地 (sprinkled gold lacquer).
Fitted with an rectangular inkstone 硯 (suzuri) -with inscription- and a brass waterdropper 水滴 (suiteki) shaped like a curved gourd 瓢箪 laid in a matching silver holder formed like the leaves of the calabas.
Height 5.6 cm, Width 27.4 cm, Depth 14.9 cm
Period: Edo period – 18th century
The box is in a very good condition with some traces consistent with age and use, like some minor lacquer cracks on the bottom side. The lid is slightly warped. For a clear condition reference, please look at the photos.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.