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Single-case inro in the form of a trunk, with a padlock in the form of two confronted dragons

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Signed

Nanajuyu-o Yamaguchi Nobuyasu tsukuru, with unread seal. Signature translation: Made by Yamaguchi Nobuyasu, aged over seventy 七十有翁山口信安造 印 (不詳)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Major Henry Lee Higginson

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 8.8 x 2 cm (2 3/8 x 3 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2369a

Medium or Technique

Pale brown lacquer ground; the "hinges" in silver low takamaki-e; the padlock in shell

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro