Unusual Four case Tortoise-shell Inro with Chinese Figures
The inro is unusual in being made entirely of tortoise-shell with lacquered cord-runners, each face incised with a Chinese figure in shaped cartouche, each end with a chrysanthemum flower.
Unsigned. Circa 1700
Height: 7.8 cm
Spherical amber ojime
In remarkable condition for its age. Compare with another of this type in the Harry Seymour Trower collection, lot 984 in his sale, illustrated on plate E in the catalogue