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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1048944: Beautiful Japanese Meiji (late 19thc) Black Lacquer Writing Box (suzuribako)

Beautiful Japanese Meiji (late 19thc) Black Lacquer Writing Box (suzuribako)

£1,295    $1,686    €1,542
Beautiful Japanese Meiji (late 19thC) black lacquer writing box (Suzuribako). The exterior of the overlapping lid (kabusebuta) is decorated in gold and silver takamaki-e with an imposing pine tree partially obscuring the crescent moon on a lustrous roiro-nuri ground, the design extending over the sides of the lid and the box, the canted corners and sides embellished with stylised scrolling pine. The inside of the lid is decorated with young pine saplings, while the interior of the box has two removable trays lacquered to match with pine saplings, with the baseboard (ita) contains a circular gilt water dropper (suiteki) engraved with pine and an ink-grinding stone (suzuri). Comes with its original wooden storage box. The box measures 26.5cm (10 3/8in) x 24.2cm (9½in) x 5.2cm (2in).
 
Excellent original condition.
 
 
Internal Reference: AD587/24
Antique Number: SA1048944
Dateline of this antique is 19th Century
Height is 26.5cm (10.4inches)
Width is 24.2cm (9.5inches)
Depth is 5.2cm (2.0inches)
Antique #SA1048944, showcased on this page, originates from the 19th century. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
19th Century
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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1048944
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