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Gilt Lacquer Decorated Four Case Inro

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Gilt Lacquer Decorated Four Case Inro, 19th c.
Lacquer on Wood
2 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. x 4 1/8 in. (6.03 cm x 13.65 cm x 10.48 cm)


Object Type: Lacquerware
Technique: Carving
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 2002.0.14


Commentary
There is one laquered hole in the bottom of main box.

Marks
There is a label on the bottom of the outer box which reads: "Made in Japan."

Medium
Carved wood boxes gold lacquer, on a mahogany lacquer ground. The decoration is executed in pink, silver and gold hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, e-nashiji, and kirikane.

Object Description
Medium rectangular box with lidwith gold lacquer on the exterior top and sides, and black and gold lacquer flecks over a mahogany lacquer ground on the bottom. Inside the box is a gold lacquered tray, beneath which are four smaller boxes with lids, in the same laquer. All five tops have designs of birds and flowers in gold, silver, and pinkish tones.

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