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A THREE-CASE LACQUER INRO
A THREE-CASE LACQUER INRO

LATE EDO PERIOD (19TH CENTURY)

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A THREE-CASE LACQUER INRO
late edo period (19th century)
Of rectangular form decorated in gold, silver and iro-e hiramaki-e, okibirame and kimpun on a roiro ground with kimpun-dusted togidashi with an eight-headed dragon in clouds rising out of a stormy sea, the reverse with further pine trees and the sea decorated in gold and iro-e kirigane and keuchi, and the tail of the dragon holding a sword of gold foil, interior cases nashiji; fitted with an ivory manju netsuke carved with dragon, signed Mitsuchika and with an ivory ojime also carved with a dragon
2in. (7cm.) long
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