A lacquered wood three-case inro
By Ikeda Taishin (1825-1903), late 19th century
The polished wood ground decorated in gold, silver and iroe hiramakie on one side with a portrait of Okame within an open-fan cartouche, dressed as a common girl, holding a box of beans, and the reverse with oni, lacquered in red, gold and grey takamakie, sheltering beneath a large hat inlaid in aogai, fleeing in fright from a shower of dried beans inlaid in gold takamakie, the interior of plain wood, signed in gold lacquer Taishin. 9.5cm (3¾in).
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