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Four-case inro with design of plum, bamboo, chrysanthemums and grasses

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Soukosai, with seal Sou 霜項齋 印 曾

Credit Line

Gift of Major Henry Lee Higginson

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century


Overall: 8.5 x 4.8 x 2.5 cm (3 3/8 x 1 7/8 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

The lowest and central sections and the cover of plain gold lacquer, the top and bottom of black lacquer with sparse gold kinpun and some hirame, the other sections also of black lacquer sprinkled with sparse gold kinpun and some hirame, with decoration in gold, aokin and silver togidashi-e, hiramaki-e and takamaki-e; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame