Project Description

Four Case Lacquer Inro Decorated with Fireflies and Grasses by Kanshosai

Decorated over a fine roiro-kinpun ground with suzuki grass in gold togidashi, the fireflies inlaid in shell and tortoise-shell with coral eyes, dewdrops in shell. Old, probably French, collector’s label in the bottom case, numbered 392

Inscribed hogen eisen ga with kaō, signed Kanshosai with kaō. Mid 19th century

Height 8.1cm