Writing box (Suzuri-bako) with Pines, Hawk, and Sparrows

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: 18th century; lid probably relacquered in the 19th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Lid: black lacquer ground with gold and silver togidashi maki-e and metal inlay Interior: nashiji ground with gold and silver hiramaki-e
Dimensions: H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); W. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); D. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Classification: Lacquer
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. George A. Crocker (Elizabeth Masten), 1937
Accession Number: 38.25.94a–d

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