London, South Kensington
22 July 1999
A single case black and gold lacquer inro
decorated in hiramakie and inlaid aogai with cart wheels among foaming waves, enamel ojime -- 3in. (8.2cms) wide, signed to base, 19th century.
See Colour Plate 4.
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