Suzuribako (writing box)

Historical period(s)
Edo period, 17th or 18th century
Gold and pewter on stone
H x W x D: 5.1 x 22.1 x 22.6 cm (2 x 8 11/16 x 8 7/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Writing box (suzuribako)

cloud, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, landscape, moon, pine tree, willow tree, writing, WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Alexander G. Mosle. The Mosle Collection: Descriptive Catalogue... Leipzig. cat. 1678, vol. 2: p. 33.
  • Ann Yonemura. Japanese Lacquer. Washington, 1979. cat. 19, p. 40.
  • George Cameron Stone. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration, and Use of Arms and Armor. Portland, ME. p. 214.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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