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Single-case inro in the form of a scallop shell with design of other shells

Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, Late 19th century

Accession Number

21.82a

Medium or Technique

Carved wood with ceramic encrustation and gold hiramaki-e; compartments and risers black lacquer with sparse gold hirame; shoulders and rims gold fundame lacquer

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro