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Case (Inrō) with Design of Tortoises on Rocks (obverse); Tortoises Swimming beneath a Waterfall (reverse)

Date:
19th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Lacquer, fundame, gold, silver and brown hiramakie, gold foil, kirigane; Interior: nashiji and fundame
Dimensions:
3 9/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (9.1 x 4.7 x 2.8 cm)
Classification:
Inrō
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.67.67
Not on view
Signature: Kajikawa; sign add.: Saku

Marking: Seals: red tsubo, Ei
Paris. Centre Culturel du Marais. "Hokusai et son Temps," October 3, 1980–January 3, 1981.

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