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Five-case inro with design of cranes and waves

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Signed

Kajikawa saku, with seal Ei. Signature translation: Made by Kajikawa 梶川作 印 英 金、延、蘓,

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: 10.3 x 5.3 x 2.6 cm (4 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

21.2308a-b

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground; decoration in gold kinpun and togidashi-e, gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e, and gold foil; each compartment containing a lidded box, three of them inscribed with a single character in black (see Japanese field) the interiors and boxes all gold fundame lacquer

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro