Project Description

Large Early Four-case Inro

Decorated in takamakie, on one side with Jurojin riding a stag, his robe with hiramakie patterns, his face of carved and inlaid horn, on the other with three bats. The very worn inro started life with remarkable geometric grounds all over of minutely inlaid kirigane and aogai, the pattern of the top and bottom different from that on the faces

Because of its age, the inro has suffered greatly, but it should appeal to anyone interested in the history of inro in general

Unsigned. Circa 1700 or earlier

Height 11.1cm