An early lacquer three-case inro
Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637), 17th century
Of wide form, bearing a rubbed nashiji over a roiro ground, lacquered and inlaid with the Rokkasen (Six Celebrated Poets) seated in conversation, surrounded by examples of their work, inlaid in aogai, the interior of Negoro-nuri, signed Koetsu kore wo tsukuru; with a stag-antler ojime carved with a design of circles, unsigned.
7.3cm (2 7/8in).
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