A lacquer two-case inro
By Nomura Chohei(sai), 18th century
Of wide form, bearing a roiro ground, lacquered and inlaid with a bold design of an owl perched on a branch, the reverse with a perched finch, in gold takamakie and tsuishu with raden inlay, the interior of black lacquer with scrolling foliage in delicate chinkinbori, signed on a red lacquer tablet Choheisai; with silver ojime in the form of a owl perched on a rock, unsigned.
8.2cm (3¼in), wide.
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