Writing box (Suzuribako) with Pines, Hawk, and Sparrows, Lid: black lacquer ground with gold and silver togidashi maki-e and metal inlayInterior: nashiji ground with gold and silver hiramaki-e , Japan

松鷹雀蒔絵硯箱
Writing box (Suzuribako) 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 inlayInterior: 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
Not on view
Elizabeth Masten Crocker , New York (until d. 1937; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds in the Art of Japan," February 2, 2013–July 28, 2013.