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Mid-18th C Japanese Mixed Materials Three-case Inro, Ojime and Netsuke

Mid-18th C Japanese Mixed Materials Three-case Inro, Ojime and Netsuke


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800: Item # 1285606

Please refer to our stock # 39 when inquiring.
 $675.00 
This is Mid-18th Century, wondefully carved Three-case Lacquered Inro inlaid with Porcelain. The inro is contained within a dark brown frame. The porcelain is inlaid in a Mokume bacground, and it depicts the figure of Lao-Tze on the front, and a couple of sages on the back. The white and brown Kyoto ware ojime depicts Daikoku, and is impressed with the seal of Eiraku Tokusen. The wood manju netsuke in the shape of a priest begging bow is covered with a long poem written in Gyosho caligraphy, and it is signed by Fuji Dainen. Inro measures 2.30 inches (5.8cm) wide, 0.93 inches (2.4cm) deep, and 2.56 inches (6.5 cm) tall Netsuke measures 1.50 inches (3.8cm) in diameter, and 0.83 inches (2.1cm) tall. Ojime measures 0.78 inches (2.0cm) wide, and 0.68 inches (1.8cm) tall. Inro, Netsuke and Ojime are all in excellent condition, as can be seen in the posted pictures. NOTE: A reference of Eiraku Tokusen may be found in page 74 of Richard Silverman's book 'Adornment in Clay'