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Kawarabayashi Hidekuni (1825-1891)
Height 10.5cm
Dated 1890

A fine inlaid silver koro and cover in the form of a watermelon, the slightly lobed body of silver inlaid with gold and black patinated stripes, the cover surmounted by a silver finial in the form of a snail above partially eaten apertures, the stand of shakudo in the form of a leaf, the details in gold and copper.

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