Late 18th to early 19th century Japanese lacquer 5-compartment inro with a stunning design of a dragon!
It has a fantastic lacquer work called Maki-E. The inside is covered with precious Nashiji Gold Dust. This techique was only used for luxury items for the most famous Samurai fighter.
The material of the Netsuke and the string fastener (ojime) is Kotsu, a delicate work.
Very good condition with only little damages due to the high age...