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Single-case inro with paulownia and clematis design

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Signed

Sôtetsu kyoga, with seal Kyusai; Kiyokawa Hosei. Signature translation: Jointly painted by Soutetsu 宗哲共画 印 汲齋 清川甫制

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Major Henry Lee Higginson

Japanese, Edo period, mid-18th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 x 5.7 x 2.3 cm (2 11/16 x 2 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.2353a

Medium or Technique

Mottled brown lacquer ground; decoration in gold takamaki-e (paulownia) and applied lead or pewter (clematis); interior black lacquer; riser reddish-brown lacquer

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro