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

A SUZURIBAKO [WRITING BOX],  MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY
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PROPERTY FROM THE DRS. EDMUND J. AND JULIE LEWIS COLLECTION

A SUZURIBAKO [WRITING BOX],  MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Japanese Art

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A SUZURIBAKO [WRITING BOX],  MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY
the rectangular box with overhanging cover and canted edge, decorated in gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e, hirame and inlaid in mother-of-pearl on a seigai-ha (blue sea wave) ground, with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl among clouds, the three-clawed dragon, with finely detailed golden scales, appears within gold clouds above finely drawn waves in dark red lacquer, the dragon and clouds rendered in gold and iroe takamaki-e, kirigane, kimpun and aogai, with glass inlays in the dragon’s eyes
25.3 cm, 10 in.
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Literature

Stephen Little and Edmund J. Lewis View of the Pinnacle, Japanese Lacquer writing boxes (Hawaii, 2011) no.59 p 176-177

Catalogue Note

The box clearly shows the influence of Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891).

Fine Japanese Art

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