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A FOUR-CASE LACQUER INRO
A FOUR-CASE LACQUER INRO

LATE EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY), SIGNED KOGYOKUSAI

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A FOUR-CASE LACQUER INRO
late edo period (19th century), signed kogyokusai
Of oval form decorated in gold hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and okibirame on a gold ground dusted with kimpun, with a tennyo (apsara) inlaid in shibuichi flying over a pine grove, the details in gold, silver and shakudo, the reverse with a farmer inlaid in metal startled by the tennyo, interior cases nashiji; fitted with a kagamibuta netsuke, with shakudo ishime-ji plate decorated in iro-e takazogan with a tennyo and a silvered-metal ojime
3in. (9.5cm.) long
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