Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Fabulous Antique Japanese Edo p. Suzuri Bako Writing Box
Please refer to our stock # MOR8086 when inquiring.
An aristocratic oxcart in mother of pearl, lead, and powdered gold is parked on the cover of this Suzuri Bako writing box dating from the 19th century. A bold design expertly rendered, inside is a billowing Rimpa-style pine tree also in lead, mother of pearl and gold powder. It retains the original gold lacquered ink stone and has a bronze suiteki water dropper in the shape of a turtle, the creatures four feet inset into the lacquer frame above the stone. The box is 23 x 20.5 x 6 cm (9 x 8 2-1/2 inches) and in overall excellent condition, enclosed in a black lacquered period wooden storage box. Inside the signature pays tribute to the Rimpa Master Ogata Korin.
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