A gold lacquer and inlaid-metal four-case inro
By Koryusai and Kagawa Katsuhiro, late 19th century
Of lenticular form, bearing a rich kinji ground and inlaid with Musashibo Benkei and Minamoto no Yoshitsune engaged in their famous fight on the Gojo bridge in Kyoto, in gold, silver, shakudo and shibuichi takazogan, the background of gold takamakie and togidashi, the interior of nashiji, signed for the lacquer Koryusai and for the metalwork Katsuhiro with kao; with a metal ojime, engraved and inlaid with a peony, unsigned.
9.3cm (3 3/8in).
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