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Five-case inro with design of shishi and peonies

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Signed

Hosensai, with kao 鳳船齋(花押)

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.2 x 4.2 x 2.7 cm (3 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.686

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground almost completely covered in gold lacquer of fine kinpun and medium-grade nashiji/hirame; decoration in bold gold and aokin hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with extensive use of kirikane and larger areas of foil; compartments and risers gold Gyobu nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro