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Four-case inro with design of formal chrysanthemums and paulownias

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Signed

Kôami Chôkô (Nagataka), with kao 幸阿弥長孝(花押)

Credit Line

Chinese and Japanese Special Fund

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 5.3 x 2 cm (3 1/2 x 2 1/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.527a

Medium or Technique

Gold Gyobu nashiji ground; the paulownia depicted in outline of gold hiramaki-e, the chrysanthemums variously in gold and silver low takamaki-e, gold foil and shell with gold hiramaki-e outlines; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro