Description This low table is a bundai, or writing table. A calligrapher would arrange his or her writing tools on this surface decorated with a beautiful landscape scene. Through a range of techniques called maki-e, the artist built up pictures using different sizes and shapes of gold leaf, and different colors of gold powder, in lacquer.
- Centennial Exhibition Philadelphia. Memorial Hall, Philadelphia, Philadelphia. 1876.
- The Art of Writing Instruments from Paris to Persia. 2011.
Provenance Minoda Chojiro, Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876 (?); William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1876, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1876 (?)
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