EDO Era Signed Inro And Netsuke By Mei Otoyuki
A significant and detailed four case Inro from Japan’s EDO era. Featuring a hand carved Agate Ojime and a highly detailed ivory Netsuke signed by noted Edo era artist Mei Otoyuki. The Inro has a gold and black Urushi lacquer body with gold Nashiji flakes inside.
Kazusue Kajiwara the warrior who fought in the Genji camp is depicted. On one side he has a plum branch in his quiver and on the other he is bearing a pennant.
The netsuke depicts Ebisu one of the 7 Japanese Deities and god of Fortune. The cord also appears to be original to the era. The words Genpei Gassen on the body represent the Genji war in 1184.
An important personal item which showing some signs of age and wear and some loss of gold leaf maki-e. (Please see photos)
The approximate dimensions of Inro are Height 8 cm width 6 cm. The Inro also ships with the kiri wooden box shown in the images.
Shipping is via Australia Post and includes tracking and signature. This item is only available for shipment domestically in Australia or local pickup from Melbourne.