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Smoking set

Smoking set

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood covered in gold on black lacquer with mounts and fittings in bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:

    W.128-1910

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tobacco set of rectangular form with a handle, with three drawers, two small and one larger at the bottom which runs almost the full width of the box, and with two bronze braziers and lids set into the main body; the box is decorated with deer among autumn plants in gold togidashi maki-e on a black lacquer ground, with nashi-ji lacquer interior; mounts and fittings of chased and engraved bronze.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wood covered in gold on black lacquer with mounts and fittings in bronze

Dimensions

Height: 10.78 cm, Width: 19.37 cm, Diameter: 10.32 cm

Object history note

Exhibited at the Burlington Fine Arts Club Exhiubition, 1894, No. 65.

Descriptive line

Smoking set decorated with deer among autumn flowers in gold on black lacquer with bronze mounts and fittings; Japan, 1775-1825.

Materials

Wood; Lacquer; Bronze; Copper

Subjects depicted

Plants; Deer

Categories

Lacquerware; Smoking accessories; Containers

Collection

East Asia Collection

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