A FINE SLEEVE INRO
EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
SIGNED SHIOMI MASANARI
a four-case inro fixed to an oval base with detachable cage frame with silvered bars, the inro decorated in iroe togidashi with quail, the base of the frame in iroe hiramaki-e with maple leaves on swirling waters, the base nashiji with four feet
8 cm, 3 1/6 in.
The Great Japan Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, (London, 1981), no. 16
Eskenazi, Japanese Inro and Lacquer Ware from a Private Swedish Collection, (London, 1996)