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Two-case inro with design of coins and tokens

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Signed

Bunka gan tsuchinoe-tora gogatsu rokujunisai Toshihide saku, with seal Tokei. Signature translation: Made by Toshihide at the age of sixty-two in the the fifth month of the first, tsuchinoe-tora year of Bunsei (=1818) 文政元戊寅五月六十二歳寿英作 印 東溪

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, Probably 1818

Dimensions

Overall: 6.3 x 6.1 x 3.4 cm (2 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.79

Medium or Technique

Polished black lacquer ground; decoration in gold, silver and colored hiramaki-e and takamaki-e; compartments and risers large gold hirame; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro