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Writing Box with Cranes, Pines, Plum Blossoms, and Characters

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: 18th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and silver inlay on nashiji ground
Dimensions: H. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm); W. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); D. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification: Lacquer
Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number: 14.40.831a–f

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