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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

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