Writing Box with a Brushwood Fence and Ivy

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Writing Box with a Brushwood Fence and Ivy

lacquer work / Edo

By Koma Kyūi

Edo period, 17th century

Lacquer coating with [maki-e] decoration

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Important Cultural Property

This exquisitely decorated box shows a rustic fence covered with ivy. The decoration is by Koma Kyūi, who served the samurai government of Japan as their official lacquer artist."

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