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Incense container in the shape of a tea caddy bag


1941, gift of Harried D. Tomita to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: February 13, 1941)

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Gift of Harriet D. Tomita (Mrs. Kojiro)

Japanese, Meiji era, 1905

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Medium or Technique

Maki-e and lacquer; lacquer; decoration represents brocade bag with card tied in a trefoil knot; takamakie in gold and silver; inside space hirome ground




Lacquer works