A four-case gold lacquer inro By Shiomi Masanari, Edo period (19th century). Rendered in silver, gold, black and red togidashi maki-e against a kinji ground with two rats, the case interiors black lacquer with fundame edges; signed Shiomi Masanari; fitted with a hardstone bead ojime and a wood netsuke of a rat on a mokugyo (drum), signed Kazunobu
Yosegi pendants White: Oak, Maple, Tochi, and so on. Black: Ebony, Wenge, Ziricote, and so on. Brown: Walnut, Lace Wood, Rose Wood, and so on. Palebrown: Zelkova, Birch, Sakura, and so on. Red: Blood Wood, Bubinga. Purple: Purple Heart. Yellow:...
A four-case lacquer Sheath inro Meiji period (late 19th century), signed Zeshin (Shibata Zeshin; 1807-1891) The outer sleeve decorated in gold, silver and black takamaki-e with bamboo stalks and leaves in high relief and with tiny pieces of aogai simulating dew drops, the inner compartments decorated with sparrows in kimonos within a fan-shaped cartouche on a roiro-nuri ground; with bead ojime
Kajikawa School (Japan, died N/A) Inro; Ojime Netsuke, late 18th-early 19th century Costume/clothing accessory/waistwear, Five-case inro; design of plum and shrub on gold and red-gold ground, fundame ground inlaid with mother-of-pearl and coral, amber ojime, takamakie on two-piece ivory manju with colored lacquer by Shibayama