By Soshu (Munemori), signed Soshu 宗守
Japan, Tokyo, Meiji period (1868-1912)
The wide-bodied two-case inro bearing a finely polished, lustrous roiro ground, inlaid to the front in tsuishu (carved red lacquer) with a crane depicted mid-flight, the verso depicting a fruiting peach branch inlaid in the Shibayama-style with mother-of-pearl, hardstone, wood, and pewter, next to gold hiramaki-e swirls. Both the crane and peach are auspicious symbols of longevity. Signed to the underside within an inlaid seal signature tablet SOSHU (Munemori) – likely a pupil of Shibayama Soichi (Munekazu). With an agate ojime.
HEIGHT 7.5 cm, LENGTH 5.5 cm
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear along the edges of the risers and some minor general wear throughout. Few tiny cracks.
Provenance: From the collection of Donald Snow, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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