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Miniature box for writing utensils with designs from the Tales of Ise

Japanese
Edo period
18th century
Artist Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 x 12.8 x 11.4 cm (1 1/16 x 5 1/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.2358a-f

Medium or Technique

Wood, decorated in gold and silver lacquer with shell and gold foil; silvered-metal water dropper; inkstone with lacquered rim

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Lacquer works

Provenance

Lent by H.L. Higginson, Dec. 31, 1910

Credit Line

Bequest of Major Henry Lee Higginson