Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) / Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Spitting Courtesan / c. 1800Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868)
Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Spitting Courtesan
c. 1800

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Creator Nationality: Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868)
Creator Name-CRT: Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868)
Title: Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Spitting Courtesan
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1795
Creation End Date: 1805
Creation Date: c. 1800
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Lacquer
Materials and Techniques: lacquer on wood with decoration in maki-e (gold dust)
Dimensions: Box: 21.6cm x 19.8cm x 3.2cm, Cover: 20.7cm x 20.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1963.260
Credit Line: Worcester R. Warner Collection
Rights: http://www.clevelandart.org/museum/disclaim2.html
Provenance: Tomkinson(N. V. Hammer)
Style or Period: Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
Context: The scene depicted here may have been borrowed from a color woodblock print or a painting. The woman mischievously spurts black tooth stain from her mouth onto a wall to form the characters in a message that reads "perseverance in love."
AMICA ID: CMA_.1963.260
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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