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Three-case inro with design of boats laden with sheaves of rice

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Signed

Koma Kansai 古滿寛哉

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Early 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 x 5.4 x 2.3 cm (3 1/8 x 2 1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.81

Medium or Technique

The black lacquer ground visible under the waves; decoration in gold hiramaki-e for the waves; lead and shell for the boats; gold takamaki-e for the rice; the riverbanks with kinpun and hirame; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro