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Writing box

Writing box

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood covered in black, red, gold and silver lacquer

  • Credit Line:

    Tomkinson Memorial Gift

  • Museum number:

    W.354-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The design on this box is based on a design by Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1751) from his illustrated woodblock-printed book Ehon Makuzugahara (1741).

Physical description

Box for writing utensils, wood covered in black, red, gold and silver lacquer depicting a firefly watching party.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

early 19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Wood covered in black, red, gold and silver lacquer

Dimensions

Height: 4.4 cm, Length: 24.1 cm, Width: 21.6 cm

Descriptive line

Box for writing utensils, wood covered in black, red, gold and silver lacquer depicting a firefly watching party. The design is based on a print by Nishikawa Sukenobu, from Ehon Makuzugahara (1741), Japan, early 19th century.

Materials

Lacquer; Wood

Techniques

Lacquering

Subjects depicted

Boats; Figures

Categories

Containers; Lacquerware

Collection

East Asia Collection

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