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Four-case inro with design of rice plants

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Signed

Josen saku, with seal Kiyoshi. Signature translation: Made by Josen 常川作 印 清

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Major Henry Lee Higginson

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.8 x 5.4 x 2.3 cm (3 1/16 x 2 1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.2340a

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground; decoration in black hiramaki-e ('yamimaki-e'), the top, bottom and sides separated by a band of fine gold nashiji; interior brown lacquer

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro