Japan, 17th-18h century, Edo period (1615-1868)
The small two-case inro bearing a fine roiro ground, each side featuring a quatrefoil lobed reserve framed by raden (shell) inlay, one side depicting an idyllic scene of two pavilions surrounded by large craggy rocks, prunus, and a towering willow. The other side with further prunus, hills, and ferns. The lacquer techniques are mostly gold hiramaki-e with some kirigane. The exterior of the reserves lacquered with a hiramaki-e hanabishi design. The interior cases of roiro with gold fundame rims.
HEIGHT 5.8 cm, LENGTH 6.5 cm
Condition: Good condition with minor wear and minuscule losses to the shell inlay. The cord runners with minor chips, two of them with repairs in gold lacquer.
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