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Large four-case inro with pheasant
Anonymous Artist


Lacquered in high relief takamakie over the roiro ground with a pheasant on the gnarled stump of an oak tree with sasa (bamboo grass) alongside. Some leaves of oak and sasa are large inlays of shell, and there is liberal use of kirigane.

Unsigned
Circa 1700
Height: 9.2cm

PROVENANCE: Ex Gaskell collection (according to loose label inside)
J. Prieur collection, France (label inside top case)