12 - 13 July 2005
A four-case inro
Signed Kansai, Meiji Period (Late 19th Century)
The red lacquer ground decorated in black and gold hiramaki-e, takamaki-e and nashiji, with Daruma in a roundel broken through a lattice design, the reverse with a sceptre and hossu, compartments and risers nashiji, fundame rims
Melvin and Betty Jahss
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Melvin and Betty Jahss, Inro and Other Miniature Forms of Japanese Lacquer Art (Tokyo, 1971), p. 143, no. 72.
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