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Writing Box with Dragon Design and Inlaid Mother-of-Pearl (J. suzuri-bako)

Accession Number
1972/2.105

Title
Writing Box with Dragon Design and Inlaid Mother-of-Pearl (J. suzuri-bako)

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
18th century

Medium & Support
lacquer with gold and mother-of -pearl inlay on wood

Dimensions
1 9/16 in. x 8 7/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. ( 3.97 cm x 22.54 cm x 24.77 cm )

Credit Line
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Label copy
This writing box was made to carry utensils including an ink stone, ink stick, small water-bottle, small knife, and writing brushes. The utmost care was lavished on the manufacture of such boxes, the decoration both insides and out was of the finest quality.

Primary Object Classification
Decorative Arts

Primary Object Type
box

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
boxes (containers)
dragon

1 Related Resource

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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