A roiro lacquer five-case inro
By Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Meiji Period
Decorated in gold, silver, black hiramakie and takamakie, with a finch perched on a cherry branch, with details in ishime, keuchi, harigaki and kakiwari, the flowering plant design continuing on the reverse with a mosquito executed in delicate katakiri hovering beneath, the interior of rich nashiji, signed with scratched signature Zeshin. 9.2cm (3 5/8in).
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