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Writing box in the form of a gourd
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Writing box in the form of a gourd


Description Exhibitions Inscription
Description The mastery of this piece lies in its design and materials. The yatate's gourd shape fits comfortably in the palm of the hand, while the top springs open to offer a retractable pen and tiny knife. The inkwell is elegantly hidden under the leaf decoration.
Exhibitions
  • The Art of Writing Instruments from Paris to Persia. 2011.
Inscriptions none

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Medium
silver, gold
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1271
Measurements
H: 1 x W: 1 1/2 x L: 3 9/16 in. (2.54 x 3.81 x 9.05 cm)
Geographies
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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