A five-case lacquer sheath inro
A five-case lacquer sheath inro
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A five-case lacquer sheath inro

20TH CENTURY, SIGNED UNRYUAN (KITAMURA TATSUO; B. 1952) AND WITH CURSIVE MONOGRAM (KAO)

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A five-case lacquer sheath inro
20th century, signed Unryuan (Kitamura Tatsuo; B. 1952) and with cursive monogram (kao)
The outer sleeve decorated in gold takamaki-e with bamboo stalks, inner compartments decorated in fine togidashi with Princess Kaguya of the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (Taketori Monogatari) seated on a kinji ground, with a box (hako) netsuke decorated in gold and black takamaki-e, hiramaki-e and togidashi with bamboo stalks, leaves and a crescent moon, with cursive monogram (kao)
4 in. (10.2 cm.) long

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