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Writing Box

ca. 1790
Lacquer, silver, slate, mother-of-pearl
H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); W. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); L. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan V. Hammer, 1957
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Japanese, on sword guards on cover, and on inro inside cover, (trans.: sword guard upper left, "Masayoshi", [Iwama Masayoshi, 1764–1837, famous maker of sword furniture]; lower left, "Yasuchika" [name of several famous makers of sword furniture of 17th and 18th centuries]; lower right, "[made by] resident at Tosa Province" with kakihan; on inro, Risso or Ritsuso [lacquerer active around 1800], by C. Wagenvoord).
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