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Five-case inro with design of hiogi fans

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Signed

Toyo, with kao 桃葉(花押)

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.3 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm (3 11/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.685

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground covered in coarse gold hirame; decoration in gold and silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e; compartments and risers gold Gyobu nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro