2A fine large black lacquer four-case inro
By Jitokusai Keigai, 18th century
Of wide form, the roiro ground with scattered clouds of hirame and mura-nashiji, decorated with a large mallard, its head turned back and nestling between its folded wings, in coloured pottery and lacquer, the reverse with the full moon in rogin lacquer, seen beyond reeds in gold and coloured takamakie, some leaves inlaid with pottery and raden, the interior of nashiji and the top case divided into two compartments, signed in seal form on an inlaid pottery tablet Kei; with a large gilt-metal ojime inlaid with butterflies and peonies in silver and shakudo takazogan, signed Ichiraku; with wood storage box.
9.5cm (3¾in) wide.
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