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Circa 1800


Profusely decorated in gold hiramakie, foil and shell inlay with a riot of plants behind a wattle fence, with a porcelain ojime, both unsigned.


L. 7.7 cm


Possibly the parked court cart next to the fence with ivy may refer to chapter four of the Tale of Genji (Yûgao).


A four-case roiro lacquer inro depicting a scene from the Tale of Genji

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