A rare brown lacquer three-case inro
By Yamada Jokasai and Yosei, 19th century
Of wide form, bearing a rich dark brown ground, lacquered and inlaid with a prancing horse in silhouette in gold takamakie and inlaid aogai, the reverse with five formal characters representing the five sacred Daoist mountains of China (wu yo), in tsuishu-nuri, the interior of black and matt gold lacquer, signed Jokasai and Yosei tsukuru; with copper ojime inlaid in silver takazogan with a wind-blown peony, unsigned.
7.6cm (3in), wide.
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