An inlaid iron box and cover
By Inoue Kichibei of Kyoto, Meiji Period
Of lobed form, the cover decorated with a thatched dwelling and a bridge spanning a river, set amid pine trees, in typical gold nunomezogan, the leaves of the tree inlaid in silver, the sides with geometric motifs in silver nunomezogan; signed Inoue sei. 8cm (3 1/8in) diam. (2).