A four case roiro lacquer inro decorated with three takamaki-é archaistic coins of simulated metal with textured surface and intentional attrition. Coins in Japanese art invariably symbolize wealth and prosperity. Mid 19th Century. This inro is accompanied by an excellent netsuke of stacked coins secured by a knotted cord. Early 19th Century. Silver ojimé with engraved fuji kiku blossom.
Case (Inrô) with Design of Rabbit in the Moon and Eulalia Grass century Case: pewter with gold and silver scabbard cover on red and black lacquer; Fastener (ojime): pierced metal with floral design; Toggle (netsuke): ivory carved in the shape of a rabbit
Inro with magnolia blossoms and branches, black lacquer with inlaid shell and gold takamaki-e; Netsuke of magnolia blossoms made from carved ivory with silver and gold. Date unknown, The British Museum.
Case (Inrô) with Design of Autumn Flowers Shiomi Masanari (Japanese, Case: gold, silver, and blue lacquer on black lacquer; Fastener (ojime): pierced gold with floral design; Toggle (netsuke): crystal carved in the shape of a bucket