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Box for Incense Ash
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Box for Incense Ash

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Description This "takigara-ire" is four-lobed and decorated in black and gold lacquer. The lid and exterior sides of the box are decorated with similar designs of autumnal flowers, small rocks, and four "mitsuaoi" crests. There is a black "ro-iro" background for a design in "hira-makie" in gold; the interior of the lid and the exterior bottom of the box are decorated with "nashiji;" the interior of the box is covered with gilded meta;. The rims are "kinji."
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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19th century (Edo-Meiji)
black and gold lacquer, gilded metal
(Lacquer & Inlay)
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H: 1 7/8 × W: 2 7/8 × D: 2 1/16 in. (4.8 × 7.3 × 5.3 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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