Two writing boxes, lacquerer (attributed to), c. 1910

Two writing boxes, lacquerer (attributed to), c. 1910

wood (plant material), l 21.5cm × w 18.2cm × h 4.3cm More details

The depiction of the praying mantis on an eggplant is a seasonal summer subject. The silver of the insect originally sparkled much more brightly, whereby the contrast with the gleaming black fruit was even greater. The adjacent box has a late summer theme: the eggplants are drying in the moonlight.