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Four-case inro with design of mandarin ducks and a stream

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Signed

Juei (Shigehide), with seal Ju 重榮 印 重

Provenance

Lent by H.L. Higginson, Dec. 31, 1910

Credit Line

Bequest of Major Henry Lee Higginson

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.3 x 5.5 x 2.1 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2365a

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground visible only in the stream and otherwise covered in continuous gold lacquer (at the top) and fine gold kinpun at medium density; decoration in gold, aokin and silver hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with gold kirikane and details in gold foil and shell; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro