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Four-case inro with wisteria, butterfly and clam-shells design

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Signed

Tatsuke Takamasu saku. Signature translation: Made by Tatsuke Takamasu 田付隆益作

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm (3 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

13.1382a

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground; decoration in mitsuda-e of three colors, and gold togidashi-e for the stalks of the wisteria; shells in gold and silver takamaki-e; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro