Three-case inro with design of animals dressed as humans

Japanese
Edo period
mid-late 18th century


Dimensions

Overall: 5.6 x 5.6 x 2.2 cm (2 3/16 x 2 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

18.234a

Medium or Technique

Polished black lacquer ground; decoration in gold, aokin, silver and colored hiramaki-e and takamaki-e with shell, the sides of the himotoshi with gold nashiji; 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