Project Description

Early 3-case lacquer inro with dragon

With a sunken panel each side, a repoussé silver dragon appearing with its fore parts on one side and tail on the other, with swirling cloud typical of the period. The ground was probably roiro originally, now faded to tan

Engraved signature: Kizan/Kimitsu? Circa 1670

Height: 7.1 cm

Minor accidents and spots of old restoration


Soame Jenyns collection