A five-case lacquer inro decorated
in gold and black takamaki-e and hiramaki-e with a
continuous landscape scene.
Comprising of huts upon a mountain amongst trees above a lake setting
with boat prows present.
18th / Early 19th Century
close look at the design suggests one section appears to be missing -
this was not an uncommon practice - when one section became badly
damaged, the easiest option was to remove it. In many cases, such as
this, the loss was not glaringly obvious.
A few small chips & areas of wear.
( 7.6 cm )
1 3/4" ( 4.5 cm )