Small Three-case Inlaid Lacquer Inro by Tsuchida Soetsu
Decorated with a court carriage in gold takamakie with wheels and shafts in pewter, the slats of the side window in aogai, the moon on the verso is a shibuichi inlay. the ground is typical of Soetsu, roiro-nashiji with the nashiji largely rubbed away except around the inlaid elements
If the dating is to be believed, this is a very late work, made within two years of his death
Signed in full with a kaō and his age gyonen hachijusansai . Circa 1743
Vente ALS, 8th November 1964 (or 1967), lot 380
Vente Cognac, 10th December 1951, lot 84?
Other old collection or sale numbers 147 and 154