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Four-case inro with design of birds and millet plants

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Unsigned 無銘

Credit Line

Gift of Major Henry Lee Higginson

Japanese, Edo period, Early 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 6.2 x 5.1 x 2.1 cm (2 7/16 x 2 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.221a

Medium or Technique

Brown/black lacquer ground covered in gold hirame of medium grade and density; decoration in gold hiramaki-e and low takamaki-e, the millet-heads in textured brown takamaki-e, the birds originally covered in gold foil now worn away; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro