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Five-case inro with design of Jurojin and cranes surrounded by stylized pines

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Hôgen Shunmei (Haruaki) 法眼春明

Provenance

Purchased by Charles G. Loring

Credit Line

General Funds

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.6 x 4.6 x 2.9 cm (3 3/4 x 1 13/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

76.465

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground almost completely covered in fine gold dust to form a continuous ground, decoration in gold hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with encrustation of gold, silver, shibuichi, shakudo and copper; compartments and risers gold Gyobu nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro