Japanese inro with 5 compartments decorated all around with a scene of a mountain stream running down hill through rocks and low tree branches. On one side of the inro, the stream falls over rocks and continues on the other side of the inro in a striated current. Various trees including blossoming fruit trees and pines spring from the rocks. Pine saplings emerge from a gold mist in the foreground. Created with a fine raised gold maki-e lacquer technique and inlaid with gold metal flecks. The inside is covered in a fine dense nashiji lacquer. With a round coral ojime.
Early Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 3 3/4" high x 2" wide