An extremely rare roiro lacquer four-case inro
By Shirayama Shosai (1853-1923), early 20th century
Finely lacquered in gold, rogin and iroe togidashi with details of e-nashiji and kirikane, depicting a full-length portrait of the Kabuki actor Ichikawa Danjuro IX in a Shibaraku role, brandishing a fan, the fantastically large square sleeves of the extravagant costume continuing on the reserve, the interior of rich nashiji; signed with seal Shosai.
7.3cm (2 7/8in).
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