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Japanese Inro with Children+Sake Jar by Koryu saku

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Lacquer: Pre 1900: Item # 1105235
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Antique Japanese gilt lacquer three-case inro, in the shape of a large sake jar decorated with two karako (children) surprised by their companion tumbling in a cascade of sake to the opposite side, expertly rendered in gold and silver hiramakie, takamakie, togidashi and usu-nashiji on a kinji ground, the interior's fundame and nashiji (silver oxidized), signed Koryu-saku, Edo Period. together with a lacquered wood bead ojime fashioned as a brocade ball with minute inlay. Provenance: Property from the Moller Estate (Aptos, CA) collection by bequest for the benefit of the Oakland Museum of California, Edo period, 19th century. Size of inro: 2 1/2" high.