London, South Kensington
13 June 2002
A four-case inro
signed Kwansai in gold hiramakie on the underside, Edo Period
decorated in gold and black togidashi, scattered kimpun, on a brown lacquered ground, with a standing fox among scattered ferns, nashiji interiors, stag antler ojime and ivory netsuke modelled as tenuki, the inro -- 2¾in. (7cm.) high, (wear and rubbing).
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