The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
Unusual Edo period Suzuri-bako Lacquered Writing Box

Unusual Edo period Suzuri-bako Lacquered Writing Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1492992

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The Kura
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23 Murasakino Monzen-cho
Kita-ward Kyoto 603-8216
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A lacquered writing box in the shape of a kimono sleeve (sode) covered in soaring silver and gold geese among autumn reeds and Togidashi clouds with a secondary (inner) sleeve shape covered in Karakusa vine tendrils on black enclosed in an age darkened kiri wood box. The inside is covered entirely in nashiji gold powder, and contains a grinding stone, and a water dropper of copper inset into the tray. Also enclosed are a bamboo brush and gilded ink stick decorated with a squirrel on a grapevine made by Koundo. The box is 22 x 15 x 3.5cm (8-1/2 x 6 x 1-1/2 inches) and is in overall excellent condition.