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Case (Inrō) with Design of Dragonflies

Mochizuki Hanzan (Japanese, 1743–?1790)
Edo period (1615–1868)
18th–19th century
Wood, brushed wood ground, gold, red and green hiramakie, takamakie, raden; Interior: nashiji and fundame
3 x 2 5/8 x 7/8 in. (7.6 x 6.7 x 2.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Hanzan

Marking: Seal: seal white ceramic
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
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