Lacquer Snake and Toad Inro
Decorated over the roiro lacquer ground with one large rat wrapping around the two faces, a smaller one behind, all in gold togidashi and kinpun with red and silver togidashi details, the eyes in relief
Signed in a red reserve: Shiomi Masanari
Christies catalogue, 28th February 2014, ‘A Unique European Collection of Japanese Art, Etomology and the Cabinet of Curiosity, -Valuation,’ for Mr Wolfgang Wasserman.
In the Christies sale, on the 5th December 2017.