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PROPERTY FROM THE DRS. EDMUND J. AND JULIE LEWIS COLLECTION

A SUZURIBAKO [WRITING BOX] MOMOYAMA - EDO PERIOD, LATE 16TH - EARLY 17TH CENTURY
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PROPERTY FROM THE DRS. EDMUND J. AND JULIE LEWIS COLLECTION

A SUZURIBAKO [WRITING BOX] MOMOYAMA - EDO PERIOD, LATE 16TH - EARLY 17TH CENTURY
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A SUZURIBAKO [WRITING BOX] MOMOYAMA - EDO PERIOD, LATE 16TH - EARLY 17TH CENTURY
of rectangular form with overhanging cover decorated in gold, black and red hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, kinpun, gold foil and nashiji on a sparse nashiji and black ground with Ishiyama-dera, the interior of the cover with a carriage beside a plum tree, fitted with tray, waterdropper and inkstone, fundame rims.
20.5 cm, 8 1/14  in.
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Catalogue Note

The Ishiyama Buddhist temple is on the shore of Lake Biwa northeast of Tokyo. The abandoned carriage is an allusion to the fourth chapter of Genji monogatari [the Tale of Genji] entitled Yugao [Evening faces].

For more information on Genji monogatari see Miyako Murase, Iconography of the Tale of Genji (New York, 1983), pp.52-57

Fine Japanese Art

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