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Five-case inro with design of cherry trees in Yoshino

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Signed

Taigyo saku, with seal Sai. Signature translation: Made by Taigyo 泰魚 印 齋

Provenance

Lent by H. L. Higginson, December 31, 1910.

Credit Line

Bequest of Major Henry Lee Higginson

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.1 x 4.3 x 2.6 cm (3 9/16 x 1 11/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

21.2346a

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground sprinkled with fine gold kinpun at medium density; decoration in gold, aokin and silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with gold kirikane and larger areas of foil; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro