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Inkstone Box (Suzuribako) with Cherry Blossom and Fence Design

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Inkstone Box (Suzuribako) with Cherry Blossom and Fence Design, Early Edo period, 17th century
Transliterated Title: Suzuribako
Box
Japanese
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17th century
Edo period, Early, 1615-1704
Creation Place: Japan
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
H. 4.7 x W. 21.7 x D. 23.2 cm (1 7/8 x 8 9/16 x 9 1/8 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Elaine Ehrenkranz Collection of Japanese Lacquer Boxes; Gift of Elaine Ehrenkranz
, 1996.242.28.A-E
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Exhibition History
Symbol and Substance: The Elaine Ehrenkranz Collection of Japanese Lacquer Boxes, Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, 12/10/2000 - 02/18/2001; Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/29/1998 - 01/03/1999
A Decade of Collecting: Asian Acquisitions 1990-1999, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/11/2000 - 11/05/2000