A Shibayama gold lacquer inlaid four-case inro
Style of Kakosai Shozan, late 19th century
Of oval form, the kinji ground elaborately decorated in typical Shibayama style with a sumptuously-caparisonned elephant on one side, led by two karako shown on the reverse playing fanfares, unsigned; with ivory figural netsuke of a mother holding a child, signed Hakuyo. 7.7cm (3in) high.
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