Dragonfly Casket

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Object Name: 
Covered Container
Dragonfly Casket
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 3.7 cm, L: 15.5 cm, W: 8.9 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Kimiake and Shinichi Higuchi
Primary Description: 
Colorless with translucent amber and brown mottling, striations of cobalt, aqua, green, pink, white 25% lead glass; mold-melted or pâte de verre, sandblasted. Shallow semi-circular covered box with cover decoration of a winged insect in high relief; (a) lower concave half of box has inset flange around rim, base ground and polished flat; (b) head and two large dark blue eyes of insect extend from center of cover straight edge, double-pair of wings extend across width and detailed with lower-relief sectioning and striations of color, remainder of cover bisected by narrow triangular body of insect consisting of alternating blue, pink, aqua and white stripes; edge rim ground flat; overall semi-matte surface with polished hi-lights; in relief on underside of lid: "Shin/1990".
Higuchi, Kimiake (Japanese, b. 1948), Source
Higuchi, Shinichi (Japanese, b. 1947), Source
Engraved underside of lid