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Four-case inro with design of the Fifty-Three Stations on the Tokaido

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Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 5.9 x 5.1 x 2.1 cm (2 5/16 x 2 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.683

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground; the water in very fine gold kinpun at medium density; decoration covering the entire exterior in gold, aokin and silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with gold kirikane; title-cartouches for the stations in gold on black lacquer; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro