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Three-case inro with design of scene from the kyogen play Utsubozaru

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Signed

Tatsuke kokyo gyonen hachijusansai zu, with seal Takamitsu. Signature translation: Picture by Tatsuke Kokyo, aged 83 田附工鏡行年八十三歳圖 印 高光

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Lydia Semple Hays

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.3 x 6.5 x 2.4 cm (2 7/8 x 2 9/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.6a

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground; decoration in gold, aokin, silver, red and black takamaki-e, with gold foil; compartments black lacquer; shoulders and rims gold fundame; risers each with a different tree in togidashi-e

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro