Style Of Ogata Korin (1658-1716)

STYLE OF OGATA KORIN (1658-1716)
A suzuribako (writing box) and matching bunko (document box)
Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
Each of rounded rectangular shape, the writing box with an overhanging cover and the document box with a flush-fitting cover, decorated in gold takamaki-e and inlays of heavy pewter and iridescent shell against a ground of gold lacquer textured to resemble turbulent waves, the document box with a design of Haku Rakuten (Li Bai, 772-847) being ferried to Japan, the writing box with Sumiyoshi Myojin as he meets the Chinese poet in a small skiff, fitted with a rectangular silver water dropper and an inkstone with fundame edges, inscribed under the inkstone Hokkyo Korin and bearing the seal Hoshuku, the interiors of the boxes with a continuation of the islands and waves, the rims pewter
11 3/8 x 10 5/8 x 2 3/8in (29 x 27 x 6cm) suzuribako, 17 3/4 x 14 5/8 x 6 1/2in (45 x 37 x 16.4cm), bunko