London, South Kensington
28 November 1996
A Shibayama-style wood and ivory one-case inro
inlaid in mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell and stained ivory with a cockerel and hen among shrubs, the reverse with a butterfly above flowering peonies -- 3½.in (8.9cm) long, signed Masamitsu on a mother-of-pearl tablet; attached inlaid ivory ojime with insects.
See Colour Plate.
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