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Four-case inro with design of tea-ceremony utensils and wisteria

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

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: 8 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm (3 1/8 x 1 11/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.2305

Medium or Technique

Polished black lacquer ground; decoration in colored takamaki-e and onlay of ivory and other materials; risers with star-diaper pattern in chinkinbori technique, interiors black lacquer; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro