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Mid 19th century


The dragon circling in a whirlwind above waves crashing over rocks against a background of Mount Fuji, all in takamakie and togidashi with kirigane. Unsigned and with a lacquer wood ojime resembling shells.


L. 9 cm


An inro of the same design, signed Shozan, was formerly in the William F. du Pont collection, illustrated in the sale catalogue of Christie‘s New York, 1 November 1996, lot 59. 

A four-case gold lacquer inro with a dynamic design of a writhing dragon

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