Keywords: maki-e

6 objects

Inkstone box

Inkstone box (suzuribako) consisting of: inkstone box (a-b), interior partition assembly (c), inkstone (d), water-dropper (e), and water-dropper holder (f). It is housed in a black lacquer outer box with a stained silk wrapper. This suzuribako is a fine example of maki-e lacquer from the late Muromachi period. The design on the exterior of the …


Scroll box

Scroll box: base with overlapping lid, two gilt-copper loop fittings; lacquered wood with decoration in gold and silver powder (maki-e) on lid, depicting decorated paper slips for writing poetry (tanzaku) tied to a sprig of pampas grass (susuki).