Basketwork Box with Ivy


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 199

The lid of this document box features fine strips of bamboo covered in lacquer and then decorated with a stylized autumn ivy vine design. A similar ivy motif appears on a silver Tiffany teapot (combined with a dragonfly) made about 1878; an early inventory suggests that Moore may have acquired this box that year at the Paris Exposition. A box like this is also mentioned in discussions of the colors Tiffany aspired to create in the Conglomerate Vase.

Basketwork Box with Ivy, Bamboo, and lacquer, with gold and silver hiramaki-e with red lacquer accents, Japan

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.