Japanese Lacquerware Writing Box with a Phoenix Motif

Meiji Period, Late 19th or Early 20th Century

Item Number: 9923

Location: Greenwich Village


Height: 1.5 in.

Width: 8.5 in.

Depth: 9.7 in.

Height: 3.8 cm.

Width: 21.6 cm.

Depth: 24.6 cm.

The rectangular top depicting a golden phoenix with mother of pearl inlays, floating above mulberry leaves against a black lacquer background, the interior depicting scrolling vines, fitted with removable trays securing a river pearl form suiteki (water dropper) and suzri (ink-stone) with fundame edges.

Category: Objects, Boxes