Three-case inro with design of swans

Japanese
Edo period
Early 19th century
Nomura Chohei (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 8.1 x 7.9 x 2.2 cm (3 3/16 x 3 1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.2310

Medium or Technique

Black lacquer ground variously covered in dense gold hirame/nashiji and kinpun; decoration in gold and aokin takamaki-e, togidashi-e and takamaki-e, the swans onlaid in thick shell, the beaks in a black material; interiors black; shoulders and rims gold fundame

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Inro

Signed

Chohei tsukuru. Signature translation: Made by Chohei

樗平造

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Bequest of Major Henry Lee Higginson