Project Description

Early Shell Inlaid Four-case Inro with a Kirin

Intricately and expertly inlaid with multiple slivers of aogai, Kirin standing beneath a pine tree in a landscape on one side, the trunk of the tree on the other. The top, bottom and sides are inlaid with geometric patterns typical of Ryukyuan lacquer work

Unsigned.  18th century

7.2 cm

MR3922

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