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Four-case inro with design of a cockerel and hen amongst chrysanthemums

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Signed

Taigyo 泰魚

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 6.1 x 2 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5889a

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground sprinkled with dense gold hirame; decoration in gold, silver and colored togidashi-e and low hiramaki-e; containers and risers gold nashiji, shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro