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Inrō with Chinese Scholars and Characters

based on design by Kitajima Setsuzan
(1636–1697)

Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: early to mid-18th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Three cases; lacquered wood with black and brown takamaki-e, togidashimaki-e Netsuke: manjū type, ivory; writing implements and books Ojime: malachite bead
Dimensions: 3 9/16 x 1 11/16 x 5/8 in. (9.1 x 4.3 x 1.6 cm)
Classification: Inrō
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number: 29.100.903

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