Inscription: Inscription on outside lid of inner box: "Oribe Shiho mukozuke".
Inscription on inside lid of inner box:
"Oribe Shiho mukozuke gokyaku (Oribe square mukozuke for five guiests). Keicho jidae Mino Kujiri no Motoyashiki gama. Kyuzo (Former collection) Kago Shinkichi. Showa 30, 1st month Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan "Gendai no ME" ten shuchin (exhibited.
Toyo Kotoji in Nihon Jōdai shosai", signed: with kao and seal.
[ Harry G. C. Packard , Tokyo, until 1975; donated and sold to MMA].
New York. Japan Society Gallery. "Traditional Japanese Design: Five Tastes," September 26, 2001–January 13, 2002.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Turning Point: Oribe and the Arts of Sixteenth-Century Japan," October 21, 2003–January 11, 2004.