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Black roiro three case inro

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Item code : EDi003

Size 6 x 7 cm

Description

Mid 19th century

A three case inrō covered with black lacquer ground (roiro) decorated with plants of gold takamakie. The depicted plants, such as dandelion, are still used in herbal medicine today, and thus suggest the medical purpose. The artist who produced this inrō belonged to the famous Kajikawa family, Mactive in the 19th century and known for their skills in lacquer decoration.



Condition


Very good, few small chips om the top in the lacquer coating.