The Burke Collection
Writing box (suzuribako, 硯箱) with reeds and water
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Catalogue information

Edo period, late 17th century

Black lacquer with gold maki-e and mother-of-pearl and lead inlay

4.4 x 20.4 x 24.1 cm (1 3/4 x 8 1/8 x 9 in.)

Donated to the Minneapolis Institute of Art by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015