A rare black lacquer two-case inro
By Shiomi Masanari, late 18th/early 19th century
Of very broad form, bearing a roiro and mura-nashiji ground, lacquered with two boatmen struggling on a shore to tow a ferry-boat transporting four passengers, as they pass an overhanging pine tree, in gold and coloured togidashi, the interior of black lacquer with kinji edges, signed Shiomi Masanari; with partly-lacquered ivory ojime.
11.8cm (4 5/8in) wide.
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