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A Three-Case Lacquer Inro**
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A Three-Case Lacquer Inro**


A Three-Case Lacquer Inro**
Edo period (19th century)
Lacquered in colored takamaki-e and hiramaki-e with a design of insects against a dense ground of diaper patterns in Somada style in inlaid shell and gold lacquer on a black-lacquer ground, the interior cases nashiji
2¾in. (7.2cm.) long
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Sold Sotheby's, London, 6 December, 1972, lot 296

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