Writing Box with Plum Blossoms

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Writing Box with Plum Blossoms

lacquer work / Edo

Edo period, 17th century

Lacquer coating with [maki-e] decoration

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The composition on the lid, an extreme close-up of a blooming plum tree in gold and lead, is probably based on a design from the work of the famous Kyoto artist Hon’ami Koestu."

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