Rather unusual 19th century Japanese ceramic set consisting of 3-compartment inro, ojime and netsuke. Inro is painted on both sides with a scene of cranes, some standing, some descending on a bank of a stream with pine saplings, wonderfully captured melancholy mood of the scene. Ojime has pine needles painted on it, and netsuke is decorated with very young saplings matching those on the inro. The bottom of the inro and the back of the netsuke bear the signature of Kenzan (1663-1743) in rectangular reserves. Wonderful uninhibited painting with iron oxide brown and green, blue, white and red enamels. Very faithful rendition of the famous potter Ogata Kenzan style. Excellent potting, wonderful crackled glaze, old silk cord. Great object in Japanese taste in excellent condition with wonderful feel of age. Inro height 3 1/4 inches, width 2 1/2 inches.