A Gold-Lacquer and Metal Four-Case Inrō Edo period (1615-1868) or Meiji era (1868-1912), 19th century Of lenticular profile with integral cord-runners, decorated in inlay of shakudō, shibuichi, gold, and copper depicting the Chikurin Shikken (Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove), the grove depicted in gold maki-e on a gold kinji ground, the interior gold nashiji, the shoulders and risers gold fundame, signed on the base Baitokusai, inlaid metal ojime 3 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1in (8.8 x 6 x 2.5cm)
For this artist, see E.A. Wrangham, The Index of Inrō Artists, Harehope, Northumberland, 1995, p.29 (Bairin).
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