The Burke Collection
Writing box (suzuribako, 硯箱) with pines, plum, chrysanthemums, and paulownia
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Catalogue information

Momoyama period, 16th century

Black lacquer with gold maki-e, pearskin ground (nashiji, 梨地), and pictorial pearskin ground (e-nashiji, 絵梨地)

6.2 x 23.2 x 24.6 cm (2 1/2 x 9 1/8 x 9 3/4 in.)

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


Pekarik 1985b, figs. 4, 5
Pekarik, Andrew
“Japanese Lacquer: Some Aesthetic Considerations.” Apollo 121, no. 276 (February): 124–27.

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Tokyo National Museum 1985a, no. 110
Tokyo National Museum
Nihon bijutsu meihin ten: New York Burke Collection / A Selection of Japanese Art from the Mary and Jackson Burke Collection. Exh. cat. Tokyo: Chunichi Shimbun.

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Avitabile 1990, no. 112
Avitabile, Gunhild
[Editor]. Die Kunst des alten Japan: Meisterwerke aus der Mary and Jackson Burke Collection, New York. Exh. cat. Frankfurt: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.

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Murase 2000, no. 91
Murase, Miyeko
Bridge of Dreams: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection of Japanese Art. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Murase 2003, no. 143
Murase, Miyeko
[Editor]. Turning Point: Oribe and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan. Exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press.

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