A three-case ivory inro, late 19th century
Lot 3222Y
A three-case ivory inro Meiji period (late 19th century)
Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium
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A three-case ivory inro
Meiji period (late 19th century)
The slender inro of elongated oval form and carved from one piece of ivory, the exterior decorated with swallows in bamboo and butterflies among chrysanthemums in gold and silver takamakie, interior undecorated; fitted with a hardstone bead ojime and an ivory manju netsuke
3 1/8in (7.7cm) long


  • Illustrated: Louis Lawrence and Shep Brozman, Japanese Inro from the Brozman Collection (London: Glenlux Holdings Ltd., 1993), no. 84.
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