Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Phoenix in Paulownia (tray)

Lacquer on wood with sprinkled gold and silver powder (maki-e) and gold and silver foil application | 4 x 20.5 x 23.5cm | c. 1573-1599

Unknown Artist

This box--a container for an inkstone, brushes, and ink--is both functional and lavish, its dramatic effects achieved with a pear-skin ground decoration (nashiji), and sprinkled powder decoration in high relief (takamaki-e). In cont...
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