Baur

Box with tray

漆器
日本

Subject/design:

Lid: the poet Ono no Komachi  小野小町図

Interior: poem in cursive script

Materials:

Hiramaki-e and togidashi lacquer with mother-of-pearl inlay

Date:

Early 20thcentury

Size:

height 4.2 cm, width 9.7 cm

Place of origin:

Japan

Artist:

signed « Ganshôsai Shunsui 巌松春翠» with kaô

Comments:

Interior: poem in cursive script                        草書

 Wretch that I am -                                   わびぬれば

a floating waterweed,                              .身をうき草の

broken from its roots                              ねをたへて

If a stream should beckon,                   さそふみづあらば

I would follow it, I think                        いなんとぞ思ふ

(Kokinshû no. 938, trans. Donald Keene)                    (古今集 938)

Inventory number:

CB.LJ.1924.40

Copyright:

Baur Fondation

Photographer:

Marian Gérard