Oct 25, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Oct 25, 2010

Box

Box

1800s

Lacquer

Overall: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert P. Schafer 1974.271

Location

Description

For the cover designs on writing boxes, Chinese motifs like Mt. Penglai (Horai-zan in Japanese), the island of immortality, remained popular. A landscape with a river, buildings, mountains, trees, and clouds decorates the top of this portable writing box while the inside is embellished with clouds, birds, water, and grasses and offers a space for a tiny ink stone.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Lacquer
Medium: 
Lacquer

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