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Four-case inro with design of pheasants, rocks and cherry blossom

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Signed

Yoshikawa, with kao 美川(花押)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Lydia Semple Hays

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

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 6.1 x 2.3 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.4

Medium or Technique

Gold lacquer ground of fine kinpun with an area of hirame; decoration in gold, aokin, silver, red and black hiramaki-e and takamaki-e; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro