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Case (Inrō) with Design of Two Large Butterflies with Chrysanthemum Blossoms

Artist:
Shōfusai Tōsen (Japanese, active second half of the 19th century)
Period:
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Lacquer, kinji, gold, red and silver hiramakie, takamakie, aogai, metal inlay; Interior: nashiji and fundame, top case divided
Dimensions:
3 7/8 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/16 in. (9.8 x 13.4 x 2.7 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George A. Crocker (Elizabeth Masten), 1937
Accession Number:
38.25.150
Not on view
Signature: Shōfusai Tōsen

Marking: Seal: red Kakihan
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