Project Description

Early Lacquer 4-case Inro

The ends and sides with togidashi ferns in remarkable condition, the two faces with sunken panels containing large inlays of tortoiseshell engraved with figures, building and trees, separated by bodies of water, the waves of which are rendered by minute waves of inlaid shell

Unsigned. Circa 1700

7.1 cm

Exceptional overall condition for its age, apart from chips to the ends of two cord runners


Purchased in Edinburgh by E. A. Wrangham, 1967,  no. 831 in his collection

Bonhams, London, Wrangham Collection Pt. II, lot 177

Chips to the mouths of two diametrically opposite cord runners. Several old chips to the cord runners, some restored long ago