A Four-Case Lacquer Inro
Edo Period (19th century)
The inro decorated in red, gold and silver takamaki-e and touches of black hiramaki-e with a pair of Nio (temple guardians) on a kinji ground, the interior nashiji with fundame edges; fitted with a coral bead ojime and a wood netsuke carved as a Nio about to lift a grindstone, with signature Ryugoku
3¼in. (8.3cm.) high
Sold Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 10 January, 1947, lot 33.
Charles A. Greenfield