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Writing box (suzuribako ) with decoration of grapes and butterfly

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Provenance

Purchased at the Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia

Credit Line

Museum purchase

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th–early 19th century, before 1876

Dimensions

4.7 x 22.0x23.2 cm

Accession Number

76.464a-i

Medium or Technique

Wood with lacquer and sprinkled gold (maki-e) decoration. Takamakie, applied kirikane, hirame ground, inside nashiji.

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works