Japanese - Writing Box, late 18th century

Japanese

Writing Box, late 18th century

Lacquered wood, with gold and silver decoration, 15.2 x 41.4 x 34.3 cm (6 x 16 5/16 x 13 1/2 in.) overall

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Object details

Accession number

C39

Provenance

Gift from Henry L. Higginson (1834-1919), founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, to Isabella Stewart Gardner, December 1901.

Bibliography

Morris Carter. Isabella Stewart Gardner and Fenway Court (Boston, 1925; Reprint, Boston, 1972), p. 192.
Yasuko Horioka et al. Oriental and Islamic Art: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1975), p. 87, no. 38, ill.
Alan Chong and Noriko Murai. Journeys East: Isabella Stewart Gardner and Asia. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2009), pp. 28-30 figs. 23-24, 39 fig. 40, 48-49 n. 79.


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Commentary

Isabella Stewart Gardner kept meticulous records of many of her acquisitions. In keeping with this legacy, object information is continually being reviewed, updated, and enriched in order to give greater access to the collection.

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