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Four-case inro with design of hats and plum blossom

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Signed

Jokasai 常嘉齋

Credit Line

Gift of Major Henry Lee Higginson

Japanese, Edo period, mid-late 18th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 5.9 x 2 cm (2 15/16 x 2 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.231a-b

Medium or Technique

Fine gold nashiji ground; decoration in gold, aokin and colored hiramaki-e and takamaki-e, with extensive use of gold foil (some now rubbed away); compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro