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Four-case inro with design of a crayfish

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Signed

Inoue Hakusai tsukuru. Signature translation: Made by Inoue Hakusai 井上白斎造

Credit Line

Chinese and Japanese Special Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 4.9 x 3 cm (3 15/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.528a

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground with sparse gold kinpun on the reverse; decoration in gold hiramaki-e and colored low takamaki-e; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro