Gold lacquer inrō with travellers on a ferryboat


A gold lacquer four-case inrō decorated in takamaki-e, hiramaki-e and togidashi with a ferryboat carrying passengers including a monkey entertainer, a medicant monk with a straw basket on his head, a mountain ascetic hermits with oi on his back, an old man, a samurai and a lady in kimono. The interior of nashiji.

Meiji (1868-1912) circa 1880
9.6 x 6.5 x 2.2cm

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