Japanese lacquer inro. Kajikawa School. c.1800. Edo Period.

August 28, 2019 1:53 pm Published by

A good Japanese Kajikawa School, lacquer five case inro, c. 1800. Edo Period. Finely decorated in varied layers of gilt lacquer, with a scene of flowering plants, growing in a river bank. The plants having carved mother of pearl flowerheads. All upon a black lacquer ground.
Having an amber bead ojme.
Signed – 梶川作 Kajikawa saku {Made by Kajikawa} with a red pot seal 英”Ei”.
Total length – 9cm, 3 1/2″.
Condition – Typical minor wear to the lacquer. No restoration.

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