Antique Japanese Kakesuzuri Ink Box (21M-58)

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This is an antique Japanese merchant writing box called Kake Suzuri Bako from mid. Meiji period (1880's-1890's).

It was constructed out of beautiful Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cedar) woods.  

Most likely used by a wealthy merchant, this box held the inkstone, brushes, paper, paperweight, and money that was used for daily business record keeping. 

10 1/4"W x 7 1/2"D x 8 1/4"H