Antique Edo period beautiful reddish-color with maki-e lacquered wood box with thickly applied maki-e, lead, possibly copper and inlaid with abalone in design of what looks like pea pods on vines and leaves on top of lid and inside lid. Comes with it's original heavy inkstone that has maki-e around top edge and white metal water dropper that has engraved design. Includes what I believe is the original Kiri wood storage box.
9 3/4" long, 8 1/2" wide and 1 1/2 deep. 4 3/4" long, 2 1/2" wide and 5/8 high. 1 5/8" long, 1 1/8" wide and 1/2 high.See Item Specifics above for condition details. Provenance: From my parents collection. For insights to my parents collecting. We do not end auctions early, please do not ask. Thanks for looking and good luck!
The item "Japanese Edo Korin Inlaid Maki-e Lacquer Wood Writing Box-Inkstone-Water Dropper" is in sale since Wednesday, April 16, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Boxes". The seller is "sus1313" and is located in Syracuse, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.