Box-netsuke with design of toys

Japanese
Edo period
mid-19th century
Kajikawa School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 3.9 x 1.7 cm (1 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.2365b

Medium or Technique

Dull black lacquer ground; decoration in black and silver low takamaki-e with gold foil, the eyes of the Sanbaso mask inlaid in crystal behind which the pupils move to change the mask's expression

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro

Signed

Kajikawa saku. Signature translation: Made by Kajikawa

梶川作

Provenance

Lent by H.L. Higginson, Dec. 31, 1910

Credit Line

Bequest of Major Henry Lee Higginson