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Four-case inro with design of ho-o birds and clouds

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Signed

Moei, with seal Moei 茂永 印 茂永

Credit Line

Gift of Major Henry Lee Higginson

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

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 4.6 x 2.8 cm (3 3/4 x 1 13/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

18.225

Medium or Technique

Gold lacquer ground of fine kinpun with kirikane; decoration in gold and silver hiramaki-e and low takamaki-e; compartments and risers gold Gyobu nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro