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Five-case inro with design of hagi and hills

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Unsigned 無銘

Credit Line

Gift of Major Henry Lee Higginson

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.8 x 4.9 x 3.1 cm (3 7/8 x 1 15/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

18.222a

Medium or Technique

Brown/black lacquer ground, the upper part of the design and the sides covered in coarse and sparse gold hirame, the ground otherwise obscured by the decoration in gold, aokin and silver hiramaki-e and low takamaki-e with gold kirikane; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro