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Asian Art

Lacquer Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Water Basin Design

late 18th–early 19th century

Kaga maki-e style: hira maki-e, raden mother-of-pearl inlay, gold lacquer on wood

8 5/8 × 7 3/4 × 1 5/8 in. (21.91 × 19.69 × 4.13 cm)
Gift of J. Watson Webb, B.A. 1907, and Electra Havemeyer Webb
1940.165
Geography: 
Japan
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Containers - Lacquer
Provenance: 

James Watson Webb II (1884–1960) and Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), New York; gift in 1940 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.