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Writing Implement

Implement, Writing

Works of Art (21)

Board for ruling paper, 17th–18th century, Iran or Turkey, Cotton twine and ink on paper (1973.1)
Brush holder, Joseon dynasty, late 18th–19th century, Korea, Porcelain with openwork design of lotus flowers (11.142.1)
Case (étui) with an amorous inscription, 1450–1500, Italy, Leather (cuir bouilli) over a wooden core, red cord (50.53.1)
Document box with a scene from the "Butterflies" chapter of The Tale of Genji, Meiji period (1868–1912), early 20th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cut-out gold foil on nashiji and gold ground (1981.243.1a–f)
Inkstand, 1802, John Plimmer (British), Silver, (1976.424.2a-j)
Inkstone and box, Qing dynasty, early 18th century, inscribed with dates corresponding to 1370 and 1702, China, Green schist and wood (1981.120.1a-c)
Inkwell, ca. 1900, Maker: Pierre-Adriene Dalpayrat (French) Glazed earthenware, gilt bronze (1999.398.3)
Letter box with pine, bamboo, cherry blossom, and family crests, Edo period (1615–1868), 19th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, cut-out gold foil on nashiji ground (part of a wedding set) (10.7.22)
Palette inscribed for Smendes, High Priest of Amun, Dynasty 21 (ca. 1045–992 B.C.), Egyptian; Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wood, ink, reed (47.123a–g)
Pen box, early 19th century, Iran, Painted and varnished papier-mâché (2006.523)
Pen box, late 17th–early 18th century, India, possibly Deccan or Kashmir, Lacquered papier-mâché with gold leaf (2002.416a,b)
Pen box, late 17th–early 18th century, Signed by Haji Muhammad, Iran, Lacquer (2000.491a,b)
Plate from the erotic book Mounds of Dyed Colors: A Pattern Book for the Boudoir (Someiro no yama neya no hinagata): First Month, Edo period (1615–1868), ca. 1736–44, Okumura Masanobu (Japanese), Hand-colored woodblock illustration; ink and color on paper (JP1499)
Poem-card box with young pines and nandina flower, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and red lacquer on black lacquer ground (81.1.152a,b)
Portable writing cabinet with Tokugawa family crests, chrysanthemums, and foliage scrolls, Edo period (1615–1868), late 17th century
Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and gold foil application on nashiji ground (81.1.133a–h)
Set of five writing boxes with Japanese globeflowers, plum blossoms, and interlaced roundels, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th–early 19th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver hiramaki-e and applied gold foil on nashiji ground (81.1.136a–z)
Stamp seal with animal and bird, 6th–5th millennium B.C.; Ubaid period, Syria or Anatolia, Steatite or chlorite (1984.175.13)
Table and writing box, from the series Tale of the Changelings (Torikaebaya monogatari), Edo period (1615–1868), ca. 1820s, Kubo Shunman (Japanese), Japan, Polychrome woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper (JP1985)
Water dropper in the shape of a fish, Joseon dynasty, late 19th century, Korea, Porcelain painted with underglaze cobalt blue (2003.549)
Writing Box with Waterfall and Characters, Edo period (1615–1868), late 18th century, Japan, Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, togidashimaki-e, and gold inlay on nashiji ground (81.1.173)
Writing box, late 16th–early 17th century, India, Gujarat or Sindh, Wood with ivory and sadeli decoration (2004.439)