Inkstone Box (Suzuribako) With Cherry Blossom And Fence Design
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1996.242.28.A-E
Title
Inkstone Box (Suzuribako) with Cherry Blossom and Fence Design
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Suzuribako
Classification
Boxes
Work Type
box
Date
Early Edo period, 17th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Period
Edo period, Early, 1615-1704
Culture
Japanese
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lacquer on wood with decoration in gold and silver utilizing the hiramaki-e (low-relief sprinkled design), takamaki-e (high-relief sprinkled design), nashiji ("pear-skinned" ground), and kanagai (sheet gold and silver appliqué) techniques, with applied kirigane (cut gold and silver) and with sheet-lead inlays; stone, metal, and enamel fittings
Dimensions
H. 4.7 x W. 21.7 x D. 23.2 cm (1 7/8 x 8 9/16 x 9 1/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Elaine Ehrenkranz Collection of Japanese Lacquer Boxes; Gift of Elaine Ehrenkranz
Accession Year
1996
Object Number
1996.242.28.A-E
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Exhibition History

Symbol and Substance: The Elaine Ehrenkranz Collection of Japanese Lacquer Boxes, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/29/1998 - 01/03/1999; Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, 12/10/2000 - 02/18/2001

A Decade of Collecting: Asian Acquisitions 1990-1999, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/11/2000 - 11/05/2000

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

2 - Adequate. Object is adequately described but information may not be vetted