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A very fine Japanese six part / five-case lacquered inro, Meiji period. Designed on the two opposing sides with exceptional gilt decoration depicting great herons / egrets in flight over a luxuriant landscape setting. A tortoise / turtle on both sides rests beneath a pine tree. The lid depicts the sky and clouds. The interior maki-e decorated. Measures 4" high, 2." wide, 1.25" deep. Cord strung.
SEARCH TERMS: Takamaki-e, Maki-hanashi.CONDITION NOTE: small chip to bottom outside compartment, see photo

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Japanese Gilt Lacquer Inro, Great Heron & Tortoise

Estimate $700 - $900Oct 19, 2018
Seattle, WA, USA