Four-case inro with design of birds and millet plants

Japanese
Edo period
Early 18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 6.2 x 5.1 x 2.1 cm (2 7/16 x 2 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.221a

Medium or Technique

Brown/black lacquer ground covered in gold hirame of medium grade and density; decoration in gold hiramaki-e and low takamaki-e, the millet-heads in textured brown takamaki-e, the birds originally covered in gold foil now worn away; compartments and risers gold nashiji; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro

Signed

Unsigned

無銘

Credit Line

Gift of Major Henry Lee Higginson