A SUZURIBAKO [WRITING BOX] | MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION
A SUZURIBAKO [WRITING BOX], MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
decorated in gold hiramaki-e and nashiji and inlaid with mother-of-pearl with a peacock and peahen under a blossoming cherry tree, the interior with autumn grasses, silver waterdropper in the shape of the moon, slate inkstone
26 cm., 10¼ in. long
Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
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Some slight old wear.
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