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$ 3,500

Large Japanese Lacquer Inro with Maki-e Landscape Meiji Period

Origin Japan
Period 19th Century
Materials lacquered wood with Maki-e
W. 3.5 in; H. 3 in; H.2. 0.8 in;
W. 8.89 cm; H. 7.62 cm; H.2. 2.03 cm;
Condition Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Maki-e surface is well preserved with some minor rubbing and losses of gilt, roughness on some spots along the edge, a few small impact dings on the top.
Creation Date 19th century
Description A Japanese four-case inro with string and an amber bead ojime of Meiji period circa 19th century. The relatively large inro has a black lacquered background with fine detailed gold hiramaki-e decoration. On one side, a cluster of three huts stand under the pine and maple trees by the edge of the water; On the other side, a pair of wood barrels that were used to fetched water was curiously left by the water, under the watch of a half-hidden crescent silver moon. Both sides features small hills and clouds of gold fundame (ikakeji) in the far ground; and rocky outcrops with gold kirigane (small square inlays) in the foreground. The interior is of black urushi, Not signed.
Styles / Movements Asian, Bespoke, Traditional
Patterns Asian/Oriental, Handmade
Incollect Reference Number 401140
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