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Four-case inro with design of pines, masts and chidori

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Gyonen hachijûsan-o Tsuchida Sôetsu, with kao 行年八十三翁土田宗悦(花押)

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early to mid-18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 4.7 x 3 cm (3 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.75a

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground; decoration in gold hiramaki-e and low takamaki-e with kirikane, with onlay of lead and shell; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro