Suzuribako (calligraphy box) with decor of a fan, chrysanthemums and flowers in golden hira maki-e lacquer on a base of hirameiji.
The interior is decorated with hirameiji lacquer.It contains all of its writing necessities (ink stone and water cup) as well as a tray. The interior of the lid as well as the tray are decorated with various flowers in golden hiramaki-e lacquer. The water cup is also adorned with flowers. The inside of the suzuribako is in hirameiji lacquer.
Japan, Meiji period (1868-1912)
Depth: 1 ¾ ” – Height: 8” – Width: 7 ½ ”