Project Description

 4-case gold lacquer inro with owl by Mochizuki Hanzan

With kinpun-fundame ground, inlaid with a pottery owl sitting on the branch of a flowering prunus, the tree in pewter, its blossoms in shell with gold lacquer details. Smaller birds fly around, three of takamakie, one of inlaid pottery

Signed on pottery tablets beneath: Hanzan


A tribute to Ritsuo no doubt. Compare with one from the Charles A. Greenfield collection, illustrated in the catalogue of his exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1980, p. 88