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Writing Box with Waterfall and Auspicious Characters

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: late 18th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and gold inlay on nashiji ground
Dimensions: H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); D. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm)
Classification: Lacquer
Credit Line: Bequest of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1881
Accession Number: 81.1.173

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