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Writing box

Writing box

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lacquered wood, inlaid, mother-of-pearl, pottery

  • Museum number:

    W.272-1916

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Writing box with cover depicting an owl, in relief, in an oak tree in coloured lacquers, pottery, mother-of-pearl and pewter on a black ground; around the sides of the cover are precious objects, auspicious characters and karakusa in low relief; black lacquer interior with lacquered inkstone and lacquered copper water vessel of archaic design.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Materials and Techniques

Lacquered wood, inlaid, mother-of-pearl, pottery

Dimensions

Height: 5 cm, Width: 17 cm, Depth: 29.5 cm

Descriptive line

Writing box with cover depicting an owl, in relief, in an oak tree in coloured lacquers, pottery, mother-of-pearl and pewter on a black ground; around the sides of the cover are precious objects, auspicious characters and karakusa in low relief; black lacquer interior with lacquered inkstone and lacquered copper water vessel of archaic design, Japan.

Materials

Wood; Lacquer; Ceramic; Mother of pearl

Techniques

Lacquering; Inlay

Categories

Lacquerware; Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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